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Social Sciences Degrees: Virginia Career Colleges

Career College: Virginia Social Sciences Programs

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Virginia Career Colleges: Social Sciences Degrees

From anthropology to sociology, social science degrees present options

The term social science covers a range of subjects, including but not limited to these six:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Criminology
  3. Economics
  4. Geography
  5. Psychology
  6. Sociology

Broadly speaking, social science is the study of how people behave and interact, as well as the institutions and systems they create.

What's on a social science degree program?

The exact makeup of your social science degree program will depend upon the major. For example:

  • Anthropology majors examine human society, behavior and evolution. In terms of careers, physical anthropologists might examine how the human body has changed over time, while cultural anthropologists compare different cultures across the world or examine the impact of technology on modern society.
  • Criminology majors explore areas, such as the psychology of criminals, and how well the criminal-justice system deals with crime.
  • Sociology majors analyze the roles people play as individuals and in groups. They might focus on specific types or groups of people. In order to graduate, these majors usually conduct primary research to support their theses for graduation.

Career options for social science graduates

Social science degree programs can lead to a numerous career options. For example:

  • A forensic anthropologist analyzes dead bodies to learn more about the deceased, as part of a criminal investigation or historical study.
  • A clinical psychologist helps people through mental health problems or emotional trauma.
  • A political scientist carries out research and analysis to inform policy and planning within an area of government, such as health care or the environment.

Dive deep into the details of the degree program you are interested in to find the best one for your career aspirations.

Author: Karin Mangan

Karin has been a freelance writer for several years. She has a PhD and a background in education and research.

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