Welcome to the Division of Social Sciences

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The faculty within the Division of Social Sciences are drawn from academic programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, Healthcare Administration, History, Human Services, International Studies, Native American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology & Anthropology. They share a commitment to community, civic engagement, human development, research and social justice while applying their diverse perspectives to the many challenges facing individuals and society.

The undergraduate programs within the Division of Social Sciences challenge students to cultivate skills in critical thinking, problem solving, written and verbal communication, teamwork, research, and more through high impact academic experiences. Learn more about each program in the undergraduate programs link to the left or in the course catalog.

The Division of Social Sciences offers a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC). The program's mission is to train competent, culturally aware, ethical counselors who will provide exceptional mental health services in both public and private settings to meet the needs of increasingly diverse communities. Learn more about this program from the link above or in the CMHC page in the course catalog. 

Student Success is a priority within the Division of Social Sciences. By providing resources and opportunities in academic advising, career exploration, academic success, leadership development and student engagement the social science faculty and staff place your holistic success at the center of their work. To learn more about student success and engagement opportunities within the division contact Edward Derr, Student Success Coordinator: derre@sou.edu, 541-552-6624 Taylor Hall 101.