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Social Science Degree

Studying the social sciences involves learning about a broad range of subjects. The most common course of study students take to earn a social science degree often include (but are not limited to): social history, politics, psychology, culture, sociology, social ethics, crime and punishment, anthropology and social policy. The goal of earning a social science degree is to develop broad knowledge in he workings of human society, societal norms, and societal relationships.

Students in a social science degree program learn about the theories of how society functions, how groups relate to one another, societal problems and methods of addressing societal issues. Social science degree programs also help students develop practical techniques and methods for improving how various areas of society function.

Other skills students may learn in social science programs may include (but are not limited to): collecting data, analyzing information, presenting data and information to a variety of audiences, developing written and verbal critiques of theories and data, creating written and verbal reports and working with diverse sections of society. All of these skills are valued by employers in a variety of fields. Most social science degree programs are offered at the bachelors degree level. People who earn social science degrees often go on to work in the following professions: Counseling Non-profit professionals Volunteer coordinators and program managers Local government and civil service agencies Societal researchers and analysts Teachers and other secondary professionals Professors and lecturers Law enforcement and corrections Management and human resources

A four year degree in the social sciences is seen as a beginning point as jobs in this area are currently highly competitive. Most people who earn a bachelors degree in the social sciences, begin a career and then seek further education to advance their career in the field.

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