Become a people expert. A degree program in the social sciences focuses on human behavior. Students learn what makes us human, why individuals behave in particular ways, and how human societies operate internally and with one another. A social sciences degree program focuses on how humans include cultural and intellectual perspectives that help students cultivate a holistic understanding of social relationships and the causes for social changes, patterns, and trends. To narrow down this broad, multidisciplinary field, program concentrations are typically offered. Some social science majors include anthropology, economics, psychology, sociology, and political science, among others.
Social sciences programs attract students who like to think critically about the world, to form opinions backed up by scientific research and analysis. With their broad understanding of the social and cultural world, social scientists often find employment in public service/government/politics, social work, academia, marketing, and business/management. Interested in graduate studies? Getting an undergraduate degree in the social sciences also serves as a good starting point for post-graduate studies in law, counseling, market research, and other advanced social fields.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Liberty University Lynchburg, VA||83 : 1||85,586|
|Radford University Radford, VA||22 : 1||11,870|
|Hollins University Roanoke, VA||9 : 1||798|
|Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, VA||15 : 1||1,358|
|The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise, VA||19 : 1||1,978|
|Virginia Wesleyan University Virginia Beach, VA||17 : 1||1,487|
|Ferrum College Ferrum, VA||18 : 1||1,050|
|Bluefield College Bluefield, VA||26 : 1||1,156|
|Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA||81 : 1||51,822|
|Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA||67 : 1||7,314|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA||75 : 1||8,711|
|Virginia Western Community College Roanoke, VA||82 : 1||6,303|
|Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA||66 : 1||19,064|