What to Expect

The social sciences explore humanity, both as individuals and society as a whole, using quantitative and qualitative scientific methods. Whether your chosen career is in business, law, politics or counseling, your success may very well depend on your ability to analyze, reason and communicate effectively.

Majors in the social sciences include:

  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology           

As a method of opening up even more career options, many of our students choose to double-major or add a minor in another discipline, such as geography, political economy and statistics.

Career Paths

Students of the social sciences can pursue a number of careers including:

  • Business (advertising, finance, human resources, public relations, sales)
  • Environmental (conservation, planning, policy making)
  • Government (administration, intelligence, politics, public policy)
  • Human Services (advocacy, case management, counseling, criminal justice)
  • Media (broadcasting, journalism)
  • Research (economic, investment, marketing, social science)
  • Teaching (secondary public and private schools)

Graduate school is a common path for our alumni, many of whom have gone on to careers in business, counseling, law, psychology, public administration, sociology and college teaching.

Recent Graduates  

Here are just a few examples of jobs, workplaces and institutions where our alumni have found success:

  • Commission on Economic Opportunity, Case Manager, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Department of Defense, Intelligence Officer, Washington, D.C.
  • First Hospital of the Wyoming Valley, Mental Health Technician, Kingston, Pa.
  • LaSalle University, Psy.D Clinical Psychology, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Assistant Bank Examiner, New York City N.Y.
  • Pace University Law School, J.D. Environmental Law, White Plains, N.Y.
  • Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Graduate Assistant, Newark, N.J.