Social Science education at Providence combines our strong programming in Psychology and Sociology. You’ll learn to understand people, culture and society, both in terms of the human condition in which people live and the human experience of life. Professors will help you characterize the various methods and theoretical perspectives pertaining to Social Science, combined with a Christian worldview. Upon graduation you’ll have a grasp of how individuals, groups and societies materialize, behave and alter, and you’ll be uniquely positioned as a believer working in the world.
There are three tracks available: Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology.
A Social Science major is comprised of three concentrations (each 15 credit hours) of the following: Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology.
The prerequisite for entry to the Social Science major or Social Science advanced major is a grade of "C" or better in any 3 credit hour course in the two selected Social Science concentrations. 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 to 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 Christian counselling, human rights advocacy, non-profit development and social work. Others pursue graduate studies.