Social Science

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

See the bigger picture with the interdisciplinary study of humanity itself!

Gain perspectives from a variety of fields including psychology, geography and political science all in one program! You'll integrate these diverse fields to assemble a holistic view of human behavior.

Learn to think critically, considering all the factors of a situation and communicating your thoughts clearly. With courses that draw from a huge array of topics in several fields, you’ll gain a broad skill for careers in government, law, business or social services.


Social Science Program Highlights

  • Meet your peers and make new friends in the student-run Sociology and Anthropology Association.

  • Take part in fun cultural events like the Appalachian Festival and Mountain City Traditional Arts' many offerings. Frostburg is a hub of regional culture and social happenings, so there's always plenty to get involved with!

What can I do with a social science degree?


Median pay for sociologists (BLS 2021)

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Social Workers

The job field for social scientists is small but growing, with a 15% increase in positions expected between 2012 and 2022. Social scientists possess widely applicable analysis and communication skills and are frequently needed in other fields. This opens up a huge number of new possibilities, and applicants will likely face less competition than in more specifically sociological careers. Focusing a degree program in a subfield, such as political science, psychology or geography, will give the applicant extra appeal in careers outside the strictly sociological. Possible positions include political analyst, demographer, survey researcher, statistician, sales and marketing, administration, management and teaching. For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ webpages on Sociologists and Community and Social Service Occupations, or check out the American Sociological Association.

What You'll Learn

The Social Science interdisciplinary curriculum is comprised of a broad foundation for understanding human thought and behavioral drawing from economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

Specialize your studies with six customizable tracks, combining the widely applicable skills gained in general social science studies with the rigor of a focus area:

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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