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Social Science Courses

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What is Social Science?

Social Science is the branch of science that studies all aspects of human behavior and how it impacts relationships between individuals and between societies. Insights gained are used, among other things, to increase a society’s awareness of and provide solutions to modern-day social problems. The Social Science(s) also encompass economics, history, political science, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, geography and sociology.         

Social Science at Macomb

In Macomb’s Social Science Course, Introduction to International Studies, you will explore diverse cultures and gain a better understanding of the values and experiences that distinguish them.  Macomb also offers many courses in the other social sciences, including economics, history, political science, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, geography and sociology.  

Career Opportunities in Social Science

Most social scientists have at least a Master’s Degree in Social Science or related discipline, with a Ph.D. required for higher level teaching and research positions.  But a basic understanding of Social Science is beneficial in any career that deals with human behavior. 

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree  

The credits earned in Macomb’s Social Science Course(s) transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue an advance degree in a social science, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Social Science Course?

For more information on the Sociology Courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Social Science, 586.498.4124,
or 586.286.2140,

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