Social Science

Career Guide

Social science is a career field focused on the study of society and human nature by examining the groups and social institutions that people form. The field of social science field consists of people who work as practitioners or professors in their field of interest including anthropology, archeology, criminology, economics, linguistics, history, political science, sociology, human geography, and psychology.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to social science, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Anthropologist/Archaeologist
  • Correctional Officer
  • Economics Professor/Economist
  • Historian
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Social Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Statistician/Demographer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
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