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About the Social Sciences Degree

Put the concepts of psychology and sociology into practice with a social sciences degree. Social sciences offers courses and programs of study designed to help you understand the history and nature of human beings in a social context. This is an interdisciplinary program, which means you’ll study a variety of subjects. You’ll get to choose classes from criminal justice, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology and anthropology and others. With a social sciences degree from Wayne State, you’ll be ready to take on a variety of careers that are based on human interaction, from counseling and geography to business and economics.

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
For major: 55
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Sociology, Psychology, Spanish, Geography, Political Science, History

School: Natural and Social Sciences

Department: Psychology and Sociology

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your degree in social sciences.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Social Sciences Major

Subjects Studied

  • Criminal justice
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

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Possible Careers

  • Law enforcement
  • Financial analyst
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Policy analyst / advocate
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker

Social Sciences Degree


  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Behavioral health clinics
  • Social service agencies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Public service offices

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 100% of the full-time faculty in this department holding the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

Social Sciences Degree

Clubs and Organizations

Social Sciences Major


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

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  • Research projects – Conduct your own research projects and present your work at area symposiums and psychology conferences.
  • Contribute to a cause – Help promote historical awareness, civic engagement, diversity, and opportunity through events like Constitution Day, the Voter Registration Drive, and Multicultural Affairs.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, be part of a support system for new students, and make new friends - all while gaining
    valuable experience that will better prepare you for the future.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Social Sciences Degree


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating. Before graduating with your degree in social sciences, you’ll have a chance to work with local criminal justice, government, and social service agencies to gain field experience and earn credit toward your degree. Career Services is also available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

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