Social Science at Providence College
The social science major at Providence College offers a highly interdisciplinary curriculum with an incredible amount of flexibility — providing the opportunity to customize a course of study to best fit students’ interests and serve their professional goals. The program is built on a solid foundation of social theory and research methods. Students then build upon this common foundation by choosing courses from any three of seven social science disciplines: anthropology, economics, history, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
The major in social science requires that students complete a minimum of 10 courses from a combination of any three of the seven social science disciplines, depending on the student’s interests and goals. These 10 courses must include a research methods course, a theory course, and the social science capstone seminar, which allows students to integrate the material learned across the chosen disciplines — with an emphasis on how to conduct and evaluate social scientific investigation and explanation.
Students plan their own course of study in consultation with the director of the program in order to both meet their interests and to fulfill the requirements of the major, and classes are chosen strategically to achieve both breadth of subject matter and depth of study.
of 2018-2022 interdisciplinary program graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school
are employed only
are attending school only
are employed and attending school
Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.
Selected Places of Employment/Service
Chisholm, Chisholm, & Kilpatrick
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Moda Operandi, Inc.
Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP
The Key Program, Inc.
Selected Graduate Schools
New York University
Parsons School of Design/The New School
Quinnipiac School of Law