Major Overview

There are many majors available in the field of Social Science. Some of the more popular include General Social Science, Anthropology, Economics or Political Science and Government.

Those who major in Social Science, Other usually choose a major or concentration area that is very specific to their interests. An example of this is Social Science Teacher Education. This major will prepare you to teach social science subjects at different grade levels.

Courses you can expect to come across in this major include: social statistics; race, gender, and class; American public policy; global economy; literacy; issues in contemporary education; educational psychology; and teaching methods.

Required Skills

Any major in the Social Science requires interdisciplinary study of many different subjects. This includes psychology, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, political science, and economics. Students should be able to discuss and defend opinions on current events and historical topics. Staying current on social issues and being involved in your community will help advance your career.

Many of these careers involve public speaking of some sort. Work on your communication skills in order to explain complex details clearly and confidently. In addition to excellent communication skills, most majors also require math and science abilities, attention to detail and critical thinking.

Careers

With a degree in Social Science Teacher Education you will be prepared to become a classroom teacher. Depending on what area of the country you live in, teaching can be a very competitive field. Other social science graduates end up in jobs working for the government as community planners, researchers, political analysts or in law enforcement.

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