Social Sciences - BA


    • Program Description
    • Courses
    • Faculty

    Program Contact: Dr. Michael Klausner

     

    Note: We are no longer accepting new students into this program. If you have a question regarding this major or another, please contact our Academic Advising Center.

     

    Do you want a major that's flexible? No, we mean really flexible. Want to take the courses you're interested in? Then our Social Sciences major may be perfect for you.

    You'll design your own program. For real. You'll choose courses from the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology. We designed the program this way so you will learn how the social sciences relate to various topics that interest you. Topics such as war, poverty, inequality. 

    And, because our program is so flexible, it's especially attractive if you're a working adult. Our program will allow you to balance work and academics.

    Many of our Social Sciences graduates are teachers. Others are in many of the "helping people" professions, such as social work. Still others have gone to graduate school.

    What you can do with a degree in Social Sciences. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

    The social sciences major consists of 15 courses (45 credits), 14 of which are distributed in three of seven areas of concentration: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Five courses (15 credits) must be at the 1300 level or above.

    Discipline Areas Select Three Areas

    • Anthropology
    • Criminal Justice
    • Economics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    Area Requirements

    Total Credits for Major:  45

    Fass Warren

    Dr. Warren Fass

    fass@pitt.edu

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    814-362-7577

    235E Swarts Hall


    Frederick Richard

    Dr. Richard Frederick

    rgf1@pitt.edu

    Professor of History

    814-362-7625

    217A Swarts Hall


    Klausner Michael

    Dr. Michael Klausner

    klausner@pitt.edu

    Director of Social Sciences Program, Associate Professor of Sociology

    814-362-7627

    203C Swarts Hall


    Lawson Helene

    Dr. Helene Lawson

    lawson@pitt.edu

    Coordinator of Gender Studies Minor, Director of Sociology Program, and Professor of Sociology

    814-362-7585

    205A Swarts Hall


    Leck Kira

    Dr. Kira Leck

    kml2@pitt.edu

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    814-362-7604

    235C Swarts Hall