Programs at SUU

Social Science Bachelor's Degree Program

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Southern Utah University’s Social Science bachelor’s degree program is a gateway to a wide variety of career possibilities. The program is closely linked with the education core curriculum and is ideal for students who wish to become teachers in a social science field such as geography, history, or psychology at the secondary level. The degree is also excellent preparation for a career in a non-governmental organization (NGO), a nonprofit, or even to enter the field of social services.

Southern Utah University is the only university in the state of Utah to offer an avenue for social science students to complete coursework on campus along with one online course and be able to pursue social service licensure. Work experience is also required to pursue this licensure.

Social Science classes at Southern Utah University are small and typically include 30 or fewer students. This allows professors to get to know their students well, work closely on skills development, and advise them on their career direction.

When students graduate from the Social Science program, they will have the educational credits necessary to become a high school teacher or they may follow one of many diverse career options in the social science fields.

Why Choose SUU for Social Science Studies?

  • Students have the opportunity to earn social services licensure by completing a prescribed set of courses and acquiring the necessary work experience.
  • Internships are encouraged and many organizations in the Cedar City, Utah, area welcome students who wish to gain this added experience.
  • The Social Science bachelor’s degree program gives students an opportunity to examine different career directions and make an educated choice for their future.

Career and Salary Potential for Social Science Graduates

There are a variety of career options open to SUU students who earn a degree in Social Science. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the following information about a few of these options.

Position Median Annual Salary Anticipated Growth Through 2022
High school teacher $55,050 6 percent
Social and community service manager $59,970 21 percent
Social and human service assistants $28,850 22 percent

Campus Opportunities for Social Science Majors

  • Honor Societies
  • Education Club
  • Anthropology Club
  • History Club
  • Psychology Club

Social Science Courses You May Take

Teaching Social Science Subjects – Examine the concepts, challenges, methods and objectives for teaching subjects such as history, political science, sociology, and economics.

Social Psychology – Receive a systematic introduction to both sociological and psychological theories.

Language Arts & Social Science Curriculum & Instruction – Explore current curriculum standards and trends along with effective instruction methods.

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Contact information for department resources

Program Contact:
Rudia Heddings
Email: rudiaheddings@suu.edu
Phone: 435-586-7860

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