Career Options

At OSU-Cascades, students can pursue a social science degree with an option in law and society, cultures and identities, community development and leadership, humans and the environment, or a general social science option. Students will investigate the social and cultural dynamics in our communities, explore how these dynamics impact the development of sustainable communities, and examine how effective community leadership impacts positive social change.

Degree: B.A./B.S. in Social Science
Option: Community Development & Leadership
Social Science Faculty
OSU College of Liberal Arts Career Services 

Potential Career Options in Social Science:

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)
Account Executive
Campaign Manager
Case Manager
Commercial Underwriter
Community Organizer
Correctional Worker
Education Administrator
Family Service Advocate
Human Resources Manager
Operations Manager
Police Officer

Program Analyst
Public Relations Director
Public Administrator
Social Worker

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.)?

Latino Community Association
Layman Fellowship - OSU
St. Vincent De Paul
Sisters Park and Recreation
Summer Adventure Camp
UAE Expatriation Project
Bend Bulletin
Laboratory for American Conversation
The Environmental Center

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.

Additional Resources:

Career Development Center

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