Social Science

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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.


Social Science Program
Dr. Fang Dong, Ph.D.
Program Director, Social Science
Howley Hall 218
Accinno 207D



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.

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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

Boston Scientific
Chisholm, Chisholm, & Kilpatrick
Chubb Corp
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Foxcroft Collection
Integra Advisors
Moda Operandi, Inc.
Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP
Proven Behavior
Solutions, LLC
The Key Program, Inc.
Wellington Management

Selected Graduate Schools

Boston University
Business School
Hult International
New York University
Northeastern University
Parsons School of Design/The New School
Providence College
Quinnipiac School of Law
Syracuse University