College of Arts & Sciences

Social Sciences

Important Message

* In light of COVID-19, all appointments with admissions counselors have moved online.
Schedule a virtual appointment.
Visit Campus

Visit Campus

Request Info

Request Info

Apply

Apply

Discover Your Major

Discover Your Major

Class Schedule

Class Schedule

ABOUT SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social sciences emphasizes the social, political, economic and religious institutions of human society.

The social sciences degree is ideal for you if you want the flexibility to design your own program of study that will help you meet your academic and career goals. 

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Personalized learning
The social sciences program allows students to design their own program of study based on their personal intellectual interests and career goals.

Culturally-relevant
WSU Tri-Cities faculty work with students excavating five test boxes with authentic artifacts provided by the Wanapum Native Americans.

Local expertise
Historian Antonia Castaneda speaks to her personal experience during the Chicano Movement of the 1960s.

Oops...
Slider with alias biology quote not found.

COURSES:

A general studies program can be organized according to two general plans:

Plan A: Complete 24 credits in a primary concentration and 15 credits in a secondary concentration.
Plan B: Complete a minimum of nine credits in three or more academic areas in humanities.

The areas of primary and secondary concentrations can draw from the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Law
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT WSU TRI-CITIES:

The interdisciplinary nature of the WSU Tri-Cities social sciences degree allows students to connect with other student researchers and explore subjects relevant to their personalist interests and the community.

RELATED FIELDS:

  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration 
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

CAREERS:

Career outcomes in social sciences
Social sciences majors develop writing skills, research experience and creative problem-solving capabilities that are applicable to any industry.

WSU Tri-Cities and Pullman alumni from the past 10 years who work in Washington State have the following occupations and estimated salary:

$52,677

Estimated salary of social sciences alumni

Jobs held by WSU social sciences graduates:
Operations Manager | Social and Human Service Assistant | Human Resource Specialist | Teacher

*Data provided by EMSI 2022.