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Careers in social science can be a rewarding way to put study into practice.
The social sciences provide strong academic foundations with opportunities to develop skills employers value in employees including communication, interpersonal, teamwork, technical, analytical, critical thinking, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Anthropology is the study of human biological, cultural and social diversity. With an emphasis upon a comparative perspective, anthropology studies the human condition on a global scale and throughout the course of human history. Within the discipline of anthropology, the four fields of study are biological anthropology (human evolution), cultural anthropology, archaeology and anthropological linguistics. Prepare for advanced studies in anthropology at a baccalaureate institution and eventual employment in government agencies or academic profession. Employment most often requires completion of post-graduate degree.
Study the use of resources in relation to the production and distribution of wealth. Economics is important for those interested in a career in business, law, finance, government service and social service. Prepare to transfer to a baccalaureate institution in a variety of fields of study. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
The study of history provides an opportunity to explain the development of human societies over time through examination of the records (cultural, economic, political and scientific) of past generations. Transfer studies leading to a bachelor's degree prepares you for government service, legal fields, education and other research careers. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
The field of philosophy focuses on methods and systems of reasoning, critical examination of philosophic answers to questions of values and obligations, and justification of ethical beliefs. Begin studies for transfer to a baccalaureate institution to complete an advanced degree. Possible career fields include research, consulting and education. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
The study of political science concentrates on the philosophy, structure and function of government. Career opportunities exist in law, private business, public administration, nonprofit organizations and teaching. Complete studies to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
Work as a guidance counselor, clinical psychologist, social worker or educator after earning your bachelor's degree. Psychology courses also supplement majors in health sciences, social sciences, business and law. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
Study the origin, development, organization and functioning of human society as you prepare for a career in social work, public opinion research, public relations, guidance counseling, education, personnel relations or community planning. Complete a two-year degree or studies to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. Bachelor's degree options are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.