The three Social Sciences degree programs: History, Government & Politics, and Sociology have been restructured into a one-degree program: Integrated Social Sciences, with concentrations in Africana Studies, History, Government & Politics, and Sociology. Numerous studies have demonstrated that today’s college graduates will likely change not just jobs but careers several times. The ISS degree prepares students for this future by emphasizing those skills – specifically, the ability to think critically and communicate effectively - that will be valuable regardless of career.
All students will complete a common ISS core and courses from each discipline but will also choose one or more of these fields as their primary emphasis. This interdisciplinary approach is designed to prepare students for both graduate study and their future employment plans.