Social Science BA

College of Liberal Arts
Social Science

Expand Your Horizons with a Broad Social Science Foundation

In today’s complex and interconnected world, understanding human behavior, social structures, and global dynamics is more crucial than ever. At Benedictine University’s Social Science Program, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey of social discovery, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding of the forces that shape our society.

Our interdisciplinary social science major provides you with a broad introduction to the various fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, and political science. Explore the intricacies of human interactions, delve into the rich tapestry of cultures, unravel the mysteries of the human mind, and gain insights into the political landscape that shapes our world.

Join us at Benedictine University’s Social Science Program and embark on an enriching journey of social exploration. Discover your passion, unleash your potential, and make a positive difference in the world through the power of social science.

Elevate Your Understanding of the Human Experience

Our program goes beyond traditional classroom learning, providing you with hands-on opportunities to engage with real-world social issues. Participate in research projects, volunteer in community organizations, and intern at leading social science institutions, gaining invaluable practical experience and making a meaningful impact on society.

Unleashing Your Passion for History and Social Science: Academic Tracks and Teaching Licensure

Program options:

If you want to be a licensed social studies-history teacher in grades 9-12, you should choose the History/Social Science major and an Education minor. You will also need to register with the Benedictine University Education Program as a teaching licensure candidate.

If you want to major in History but do not intend to be a teacher, you should choose the History major.

If you want to major in Social Science and explore track options in Political Science, Economics, Psychology, History, Criminology, and Sociology, but do not intend to be a teacher, you should choose the Social Science major.

A World of Possibilities with a Social Science Major

A bachelor’s degree in social science offers a wide range of career opportunities in various fields. Employers seek social science graduates for their strong analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills. Social science graduates can pursue careers as social workers, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, political scientists, social and community service managers, market research analysts, human resources specialists, policy analysts, and teachers.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Social Science program:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Historiography
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Survey of Psychology
  • Criminology

Social Science courses (SOCL)


Lisle undergraduate courses and descriptions

Mesa undergraduate course and descriptions

Social Science, BA – Lisle | Mesa

History/Social Science, BA – Lisle

Economics – Lisle | Mesa

History – Lisle | Mesa

Political Science – Lisle | Mesa

Psychology – Lisle | Mesa

Sociology – Lisle | Mesa

Criminology – Lisle | Mesa



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