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Social Sciences

The social sciences explore our deepest understanding of humanity and emphasize how to improve society through innovation in areas such as health, commerce, and social justice. Guided by LAS faculty, students can study everything from violence prevention strategies to the political effects of online journalism and social media to the relationship between mood and anxiety disorders. Recent social science course topics include medical anthropology, criminology, the sociology of youth, health economics, Latinos in Chicago, abnormal psychology, and the Constitution and civil liberties.

* Assessed differential tuition in addition to base tuition. For more information see differential tuition.

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Social science professionals use quantitative and qualitative information to make meaningful suggestions that help inform policies, programs, and approaches that can improve social conditions. Career opportunities for social science majors include social work, counseling, criminology, government relations, and public policy.

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