Social Science

Major in Social Science at USF

A Social Science degree from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota will provide you with a strong liberal arts background within a Christian context. This degree will serve as preparation for numerous careers or advanced study. Through this program, you will gain knowledge of a variety of approaches to understanding the human condition. This will assist you in developing the ability to apply these methods for the betterment of society.

Reasons to Major in Social Science

Choose USF for the benefits of an accredited Christian university. On our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll have the opportunity to achieve the following:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the historical, institutional and cultural contexts in which you live
  • Convey a broad understanding of the economic and political systems of the United States
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reciprocal influence of social scientific thinking and Christian faith worldview

Social Science Degree Options

A bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Sioux Falls prepares you for advanced study or serves as a direct gateway to the workplace. Your Social Science degree options include:

Careers for Social Science Majors

USF’s Social Science graduates find success in top career fields: 

Community and Social Service Specialist

Human Resources Specialist


Museum Technician and Conservator

Probation Officer


Self-Enrichment Teacher

Social Scientist

Urban Planner

Political Analyst

Social Science at USF

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Writing Center

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