Division of Social Science Offers a Unique Academic Blend

The Division of Social Science, with majors in History, International Studies, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Human Services, offers complementary approaches to understanding the diversity and the commonality of human experience. The division's faculty challenge students to think critically and communicate effectively.

Students have the opportunity to gain skills that are part of a liberal arts education, and to apply those skills as they acquire knowledge in their chosen fields. With a strong understanding of both the content of a field and the methods used to acquire that content, graduates may move directly into challenging careers, or continue their education in graduate programs or professional schools.

Our students' desires to learn and understand the complexities of today's world is a perfect match for a faculty driven to engage that world and share their knowledge in the classroom. We stay in touch with our graduates, and we are continually impressed with the careers they have carved out for themselves and the ways in which they are tackling those complexities with a need to make a difference.

Karima Burns knew she wanted to go “somewhere small” for college, but had no idea that would mean moving halfway across the country to rural Iowa.

Nathalie Baptiste '10 learned a lot of things at Graceland - and not just in the classroom.