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    Are you an excellent communicator? Do your friends come to you because you’re a good listener and offer good advice on how to deal with family and relationships issues? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Then a Social Sciences major may be for you.

    SS majors focus on specific techniques, skills and resources that help people manage the social relationships in their lives. Courses include study in human behavior, psychology and abnormal psychology, social welfare, social policy and law, ethics, anthropology, and economics.

    Helpful courses in high school include AP English, American and world history, humanities, current world problems, communications, counseling, politics and government. Also useful will be mentorships with local counselors or in social services work, such as a rehabilitation center or in a veteran’s hospital.

    SS majors generally find employment in government, public health, and in the non-profit sector. Jobs include marriage counselor, clergy, social caseworker, gerontologist, and sex therapist. Famous figures with SS majors include Karl Marx and Max Weber.

    • Harvard University

      Harvard University Save

      Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138
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      North America's oldest college, founded in 1636 and located in Cambridge across the Charles River from Boston, Harvard is a remarkable place that considers itself a remarkable place. Crimson undergraduate life begs a bullet-proof ego to help ensure success, because ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Vanderbilt University

      Vanderbilt University Save

      2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240
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      The bookstore apparently does not sell a t-shirt that reads, "Vanderbilt…It Even Sounds Expensive," but it could, because the campus, a registered arboretum, looks like it costs plenty. Great academics, southern charm, SEC football, and the bright lights of Music ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • University of Pennsylvania

      University of Pennsylvania Save

      34th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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      Founded by practical polymath Benjamin Franklin in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania comprises the Wharton School of Business, Engineering, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Greek life and chants of "Let's Go, Quakers!" at spirited athletic contests contribute ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Johns Hopkins University

      Johns Hopkins University Save

      3400 N Charles St, Mason Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218
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      Originally founded as a research university for graduate students, Johns Hopkins backed into undergraduate education in a way different from most elite institutions. More serious of mind than its Ivy League rivals, Hopkins hosts plays at the Division I level ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Southern California

      University of Southern California Save

      University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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      The oldest private research university in California, USC enrolls about 19,000 undergrads and 24,000 grad students in 22 different schools, colleges, and units, ranging from the traditional — accounting, public policy, business — to the brand-new — arts, technology, and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • United States Air Force Academy

      United States Air Force Academy Save

      2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3800, USAFA, CO 80840
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      The enormous campus of the United States Air Force Academy is located near Colorado Springs, Colorado, about 80 miles from Denver. USAF offers a range of educational options, from the liberal arts to engineering and technology, and students here get ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Tulane University of Louisiana

      Tulane University of Louisiana Save

      6823 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
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      Laissez les bon temps roulez, "Let the good times roll," is the motto of New Orleans, but Tulane offers more than Mardi Gras. Located across the St. Charles streetcar tracks from Audubon Park, the campus is expansive and, by virtue ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • New York University

      New York University Save

      70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012
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      With Washington Square Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue for its Quad, NYU is of the city, rather than simply in it. As the various schools of business, education, performing arts and other disciplines were apparently not enough, NYU ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

      University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Save

      503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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      Long regarded as one of the so-called "Public Ivies," Michigan offers everything from the Residential College, a human-scaled liberal arts experience within the context of a major research university, to the "Big House," a football stadium that holds more than ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Colgate University

      Colgate University Save

      13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346
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      "Colgate University has "snow-covered trees," "big limestone buildings," a vibrant party scene, high quality academics, and professors that cause students to gush with joy. Great liberal arts programs are plentiful here, and a core curriculum is required of all students ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of California-Irvine

      University of California-Irvine Save

      501 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697
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      The Irvine campus of the University of California is located about an hour from Los Angeles, and provides a research-oriented education in the arts and sciences. Irvine's programs in science are legendary. The school is a mere five minutes from ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Save

      110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180
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      "Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a top-flight engineering school (with strong computer science and business and management departments) where mostly male, "bookish" students hit the books furiously and occasionally road trip, go to a frat party, or watch the perennially competitive ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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