Do you like history? Psychology? Sociology? Are you even thinking about dabbling in anthropology?
The social science major is concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. Social science is a broad field that allows students to pursue studies in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, political science, or history.
The Social Science degree at Keystone College is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the historical and contemporary developments that have shaped and continue to shape local, national, and global relations. Furthermore, we offer a strong liberal arts education and help to develop critical thinking, writing, and oral presentation skills that are necessary for social science majors to enter into graduate study or the workforce.
Workplace Environment students are gaining an awareness of the variety of criminal justice, psychology, and social science careers in the region.
For Matthew Powell, a member of the Keystone College Class of 2012, he always knew his future calling was in politics. Now, Matthew is putting his education to good use and pursuing his passion for politics “My internship really changed my life.”
Abreham Kittel ’18, a Social Science major, began his career as an intern with the late former State Rep Sid Kavulich and is currently working as research analyst with the Pennsylvania Senate after working with Rep. Kyle Mullins.
Social Science Students Serve During Elections
A group of civic-minded Keystone students got an inside look at the electoral process when they served as poll workers during the presidential election process. Keystone students were recruited to assist at the polls through a grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. To date, more than 100 Keystone students have participated in what they have described as a very rewarding experience.
Your Future with a Social Science Degree
A social sciences degree can be a stepping-stone to a career in any field that encompasses the human condition such as social organizations; racial and ethnic relations; education; family; urban, rural, political and comparative sociology; sex and gender roles and relations; criminology; and sociological practice.
Potential Social Science Occupations:
- City Manager
- Community Organizer
- Conservation Specialist
- Customs Inspector
- Foreign Service Officer
- Labor Relations Specialist
- Law Enforcement
- Management Analyst
- Political Scientist
- Project Manager
- Social Scientist
- Social Studies Teacher
- Urban Planner
Keystone’s bachelor’s of science in social science also prepares students for graduate work in fields that are involved with social and cultural relationships.
- Social Work
- Human Services
Social Sciences Salary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for social scientists is projected to grow steadily with the national average for similar positions. Starting salaries are typically higher than those for professionals with comparable degrees.
Rosemont College Graduate Program Articulation Agreement and Discount
Keystone College graduates who earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology or Social Science will be assured admission into the Master of Arts Program in Counseling at Rosemont College. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or above will be eligible for a 25% tuition discount on all coursework taken.
Real World Experience
From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct hands-on experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest techniques to succeed in the real world.