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The College of St. Scholastica

Human behavior is at the core of everything we do. As a student in the social sciences program at St. Scholastica, you will gain a wide array of knowledge and expertise by taking courses in psychology, sociology, gerontology, economics and political science. Courses will examine key issues like diversity in the United States, social change, and psychosocial aspects of aging.

These studies provide solid preparation for graduate or professional areas such as law, human services and public administration.

Program graduates have gone on to work in areas ranging from politics and government to human and social services and education. With the broad foundation gained from St. Scholastica’s cutting-edge social sciences program, there are plenty of meaningful career opportunities ahead.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Program Requirements

Major: 36 credits

Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.


SOC 2265 –

SOC 3315 –

SOC 3327 –

SOC 3330 –

SOC 3433 –

Career Outlook

Students in this program have gone on to work in a variety of areas such as politics and government, human and social services, social work and education. Others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in law, human services and public administration.