Major in Social Science at BHSU.

Assume civic and social responsibility and set a career path in public service. A social science degree from BHSU will begin your journey. If you’re a “people” person and someone who enjoys working with others, the social sciences are for you.

As you work toward your Social Science degree at BHSU, you’ll gain an appreciation for worldly, historical and political accomplishments. Many students specialize in disciplines like anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, geography, or political science; however, a social science degree also offers undecided students the opportunity to gain a broad skill set that will easily transfer to any of these career

The small class atmosphere and dedicated faculty will help you on your quest to study social sciences at BHSU. Coursework includes studies in local, state and world politics, social problems and research methodology.

The BHSU social science program will encourage you to get involved and gain experience. A degree plan in social science allows for many different types of student involvement:

  • hold a leadership role in one of BHSU’s political student organizations,
  • take part in internships in the private or public sectors, and
  • volunteer to make the community in which we live better.

Many graduates with a social science major enter law school while others go on to graduate school in one of the social sciences. Still others find employment in government or public agencies or in the world of business. Demand is expected to be strong for those with training in practice areas such as criminology, sociological research, urban sociology, gender studies, gerontology and the like.

If you enjoy working with others, let Black Hills State University help you on your pathway to a successful career.