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Social Science

The social science major is an interdisciplinary option for students wishing a broad preparation encompassing the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology. The Social Science curriculum at College of the Siskiyous may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four- year university to complete a Baccalaureate Degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles, perspectives, and methods of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Analyze and explain how people act and have acted in response to their societies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand social and behavioral research methodologies and effectively communicate research results and conclusions.
  • Recognize personal, social, or historical biases and differences.

Career Options

Middle or high school teacher of civics, economics, geography and history; politics, government and civil service; lobbyist, pre-law attorney, law enforcement, business, public relations, human relations, personnel specialist, journalist, military service, community service, and graduate school.


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Email: Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (530) 938-5201