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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.

    • Eckerd College

      Eckerd College Save

      4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
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      "Life's a beach" at Eckerd College, a small liberal arts college in St. Petersburg, FL with a "waterfront program" that allows students to "go sailing, canoeing, or swimming whenever" they want "for free." Highlights of the excellent academic program include ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • St Mary's University

      St Mary's University Save

      One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
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      "Saint Mary's University in San Antonio is reportedly dedicated to "integrating liberal studies, professional preparation, and ethical commitment." The 3,900 or so students here can enjoy the annual St. Mary's Fiesta Oyster Bake, a food-filled event sponsored by alumni held ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Saint Louis University

      Saint Louis University Save

      One Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103
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      72
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      88
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      84
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      84
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      "Prestigious Saint Louis University is a small, private university with a strong Jesuit tradition that offers an "excellent academic environment" at a very affordable price. Whilst it is ranked among the top research universities in the nation, the students remain ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Juniata College

      Juniata College Save

      1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA 16652
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      88
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      63
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      Juniata College, located amidst the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, provides a liberal arts education to a primarily residential, traditional student body of about 1500. Students enjoy a wealth of activities from weekend movies outside on Oller Lawn, to the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Point Loma Nazarene University

      Point Loma Nazarene University Save

      3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
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      Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA provides students with a Christian liberal arts education, where academics, faith and community are all vital. Full-time students are required to attend chapel and can be fined for missing chapel too many ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Mississippi University for Women

      Mississippi University for Women Save

      1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701
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      60
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      Mississippi University for Women is a career-oriented liberal arts school in Columbus that actually became coeducational in 1982. Being the nonpartisan school that it is, the school has graduated high-ranking board members for both the Republican and Democratic National Committees. learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Andrews University

      Andrews University Save

      4150 Administration Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104
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      Comprising six colleges with a total undergraduate enrollment around 1,805, Andrews University boasts 130 different degree- and certificate-granting programs including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and more. Founded in 1874 as Battle Creek College, the school is affiliated with the Seventh-day ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Minnesota-Morris

      University of Minnesota-Morris Save

      309 Behmler Hall, Morris, MN 56267
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      "Nearly 50% of the students go on to graduate or professional programs once they graduate from the University of Minnesota-Morris state in west central Minnesota. The town of Morris has programs like the "Small Towns Internship Initiative," which helps the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University at Buffalo

      University at Buffalo Save

      12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
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      81
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      "University at Buffalo, as this SUNY school is calling itself these days, offers a top-notch education in "just about anything." Engineering, business, and pre-med are the major draws, but other disciplines (especially communications and the liberal arts and sciences) also ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of La Verne

      University of La Verne Save

      1950 Third St, La Verne, CA 91750
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      77
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      66
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      79
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      81
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      Located in La Verne, CA, about 30 miles from Los Angeles, the University of La Verne is a highly diverse school and many of the 1500 or so undergraduate students here are the first in their families to attend college. ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Spalding University

      Spalding University Save

      901 S Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40203
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      Roman Catholic-affiliated Spalding University in Louisville offers a liberal arts and science education to about 2,000 traditional and non-traditional students. Spalding is one of Kentucky's oldest schools, and it sponsors a variety of student events including ice skating outings and ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Albion College

      Albion College Save

      611 E Porter St, Albion, MI 49224
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      83
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      81
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      56
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      "Home to the Gerald Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service, which combines an "on-the-job internship" with course work, this small private college 90 miles west of Detroit also has offers numerous off-campus programs including an African-American studies program in ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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