A Social Science Major at Providence consists of concentrating in any two of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. You’ll learn about the psychological factors that shape individuals from the inside, the sociological factors that shape people from the outside, and the cultural factors that shape entire societies. You’ll learn about social scientific theories, and how to do research when you are studying people. And you’ll learn how to critique social science from a Christian world view, as well as critique Christianity from a social scientific view. When you graduate, your greater insights into how individuals, groups, and societies function and change will better position you to serve and help people, making a positive difference in the world.
A Social Science major is comprised of any two concentrations (each 15 credit hours) of the following: Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology.
The prerequisite for entry into the Social Science major, the Social Science Advanced major, or the Social Science Internship major is a grade of "C" or better in any 3 credit hour course in the two social science concentrations selected. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.
For entry into the Social Science Honours major, students must have 45 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Arts and Sciences including 6 credit hours of introductory courses in the two social sciences selected as concentrations, and a 3.0 GPA or higher.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
Graduates build careers in a vast array of human or social services, including humanitarian aid, community programming and development, social work, disaster relief, human resources, social policy analysis, education, criminal justice, counseling, civil service, law, journalism, and much, much more. Some first pursue graduate studies in a related field.