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Earn Your Social Sciences Degree at SWOSU

The Department of Social Sciences at SWOSU is responsible for traditional social science offerings in criminal justice, political science and geography as well as humanities offerings in history.

Social Sciences Degrees Offered at SWOSU

Chair:  Dr. John Hayden
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Criminal Justice Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

History Education Degree

Bachelor of Arts in History Education

Political Science Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Why SWOSU is the Place for Social Sciences

The department's 12 members earned Master of Arts degrees and Ph.D.s from research universities all over the country. The diversity of these educational backgrounds translates into rich and engaging class experiences for both department majors as well as students completing the department's general education offerings. SWOSU's social sciences faculty are known for fostering a pursuit of lifelong learning and integrity in their students. This makes SWOSU graduates sought after hires in Oklahoma's job market.

Career Outlook for Social Sciences Majors

What Can I Do With a Criminal Justice Degree?

These days, a degree in criminal justice means more career paths and opportunities for advancement than ever before seen. Innovation in technology and forensics have widened the scope of work in law enforcement and criminology. Employment opportunities for SWOSU graduates with a bachelor's in criminal justice include: U.S. marshal, police officer, county sheriff, state trooper, CIA agent, FBI agent, homicide detective, secret service agent, DEA agent, blood splatter analyst, private detective, forensic science technician, crime scene investigator, computer forensics specialist, fraud investigator, fish and game warden, probation officer, correctional officer, security guard, fire investigator, immigration and customs enforcement agent, and U.S. postal inspector.

What Can I Do With a History Education Degree?

Earning your degree in history education from SWOSU opens a lot of doors in addition to teaching. Majoring in history offers a well-rounded education that hones your skills. When SWOSU is done with you, you'll be better at extensive fact-finding, research, organization and the ability to process large amounts of content, analyzing data, communication, presentation and proposal writing. And, all these skills make you more employable, not only as a teacher, but in many other fields as well. Some of these include: public official, paralegal, researcher, librarian, curator, journalist and author.

What Can I Do With a Political Science Degree?

A degree in political science from SWOSU will arm you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate a career in government. From civil servant to political leader, a poli sci degree from SWOSU will get you on your way to a meaningful career that helps shape the world in which we live. Here are a few careers for all you future movers and shakers to consider: policy analyst, legislative assistant, public relations, social media manager, attorney, political consultant, intelligence analyst, political campaign staffer, student leadership and activities coordinator.

Start Your Career With SWOSU

The Department of Social Sciences at SWOSU is dedicated to the comprehension and explanation of crime and justice, history, and politics in today's world. SWOSU's courses prepare students to work in their desired fields using a variety of research methods, classroom lectures and projects, and hands-on experiences and written assignments. SWOSU's social sciences courses prepare you to be an effective employee in a number of careers, which will require you to think analytically as well as act humanely when faced with the challenges of today's society.

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