Social Science investigates the social and cultural dynamics in our communities, how these dynamics impact the development of sustainable communities, and how effective community leadership impacts positive social change. The curriculum allows you to synthesize ideas from varied disciplines to examine how you can work for a more sustainable future. Areas of investigation include wellness, place, dwelling, food and community, migration and sense of place, sustainable communication, and community dialogue.

Degree: BA/BS in Social Science
Option: Community Development & Leadership
Social Science Faculty

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Potential Career Options in Social Science:

Use the career exploration resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)

Account Executive
Anthropologist
Appraiser
Archeologist
Archivist
Campaign Manager
Case Manager
Commercial Underwriter
Community Organizer
Consultant
Correctional Worker
Curator
Editor
Education Administrator
Family Service Advocate
Historian
Human Resources Manager
Lawyer
Lobbyist
Operations Manager
Paralegal
Police Officer

Professor
Program Analyst
Public Relations Director
Public Administrator
Professor
Reporter
Researcher
Social Worker
Sociologist
Teacher
Therapist

Where are OSU Social Science alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Lawyer, Innovative Law Group
Outreach Coordinator, Heart N’Home Hospice & Palliative Care
Parks & Open Space Planning Manager,  City of Eugene
Community Health Worker, PeaceHealth
Region Operations Manager, U.S. Bank
City Administrator, City of Harrisburg
Case Manager, State of Oregon
Research Analyst, Wellness & Education Board of Central Oregon
Mayor, City of Redmond
Training & Development Specialist, State of Oregon
Editor, Harvest House Publications
Criminal Justice Consultant, Migima LLC
Policy Analyst, ECONorthwest

Where have OSU students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

 

Job Search:

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Social Science. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Research Resources:

Graduate School:

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Social Science.

Professional Associations:

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

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