College of Arts and SciencesSocial Sciences

Social science students abroad.
JU Social Sciences students visit Cuba.

Major in Social SciencesAbout Our Program

The Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences major can be customized to students' specific interests within the social science disciplines. Beyond the core of introductory courses, students fulfill 21 elective credits with upper-division courses offered in economics, geography, history, international studies, political science, psychology, or sociology. Students can work with faculty advisors to mix and match courses to achieve their specific academic and career goals.  

The major is designed for students who do not specialize in any of the other Social Science majors offered in the School of Social Sciences and Education. Students may not earn the B.S. in Social Sciences in conjunction with any of the other majors offered in the Division of Social Science.Major Requirements

Alumni Spotlight

Lauren Short2023

"My professors at Jacksonville University made all the difference in my chosen career path and the person I have become. Instead of treating my psychology major as a limiting principle, they treated it as a foundation for further exploration. As a result, I was able to step outside my comfort zone and find the confidence to purse things outside of the initial plan I had envisioned for undergrad. This led me to study abroad in Florence, Italy, accept a research assistant position, and apply to law school. Four years later, I can now say I’m a Georgetown University Law Center graduate and have accepted an associate position at large law firm in New York City. That would have never happened without the support of my professors because not only did they encourage me to dream big – they gave me the license to believe in myself."

Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences is part of the School of Social Sciences & Education within the College of Arts & Sciences.

Contact Information

Gooding Building
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211