Social Sciences, B.A.

» Degree Requirements & Courses

  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Social Science

Licensure in Secondary Social Studies Education

Minors: History, Political Science, Anthropology/Sociology, Global Studies, Russian & Eurasian Studies, and Gender Studies

Social Science at Lyndon

Lyndon’s department of Social Science is unique in a number ways. For starters, no other Vermont State College program offers a global studies concentration. Global Studies prepares our students for the real world of study and work beyond our narrow national borders. It opens up new worlds of thought and social science applications relating to hundreds of different fields, including international business, public health, and diplomacy.

Our faculty are well trained, have published widely, and have the perfect combination of international experience and field-specific expertise to guide students in their college career and to future occupations. Unlike our sister colleges, our Social Science major provides students with an array of experiential opportunities, both in and outside the classroom. We organize international travel and internships, anthropological fieldwork, and service learning opportunities.

We also have a vigorous community service program in our department, housing the LSC Humanitarian Center. We require that students participate in service as part of their senior portfolio.

Graduates of the major of Social Science will be able to:

  • analyze social phenomena to demonstrate familiarity with cultural diversity.
  • utilize disciplinary concepts, knowledge, and tools of the social sciences to analyze social phenomena of the past or present that reflect an understanding of the factors that influence human social behavior.
  • conduct original research using critical thinking and social science research methodologies, develop a thesis, and, using appropriate computer and analytical skills, interpret the results of one’s research into a written monograph that conforms to the standards of the discipline(s).
  • present their research findings clearly and accurately in the form of an oral presentation.
  • demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively (with at least two individuals) on a service project.

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