Social Science, Interdisciplinary

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Social Science, Interdisciplinary

Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your own specialized and pre-professional interests with the flexible interdisciplinary program in social science at FSU Panama City. Coursework covering anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, public administration, sociology, and urban and regional planning offers a broad background for understanding public affairs and an education for useful citizenship in the American democracy. Curriculum bridges economics, sociology, political science, geography, urban studies and other social science disciplines to develop skills and knowledge for problem identification, problem solving and policy analysis.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Overall employment in life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032." The median annual wage in 2022 was $74,330.

With studies that include topics in the economics of social issues, the American political system and global history, the program offers valuable skills suitable for careers as a social studies teacher, legislative aid/analyst, research analyst, or city or county planning. 

Internships, international study and service opportunities prepare you to work in a global economy and become an informed citizen in an increasingly interdependent world. Students will explore the impact of human behaviors on society.

What can I expect from the Social Science InterdisciplinaryProgram?

An interdisciplinary orientation to the social sciences allows students to pursue a holistic study of the complex issues and problems facing the social world. With the option to specialize in law and society, urban studies, public service, environmental studies, and public policy, the student-focused social science interdisciplinary program offers a broad understanding of multiple subjects to help you get where you want to go.

Requirements & Coursework

What degrees or certifications are offered in this program?

Bachelor of Science

Related Fields:

  • Political Science and Government
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology and Archeology
  • International Relations

Why Study ISS?
The value of interdisciplinary research and practice has risen in recent years, corresponding with a growth in the number of undergraduate degrees earned in interdisciplinary studies—more than 400% between 1973 and 2005, according to the National Center of Educational Statistics. The change can also be seen in the way research funding now often favors interdisciplinary collaborations over projects conducted by a single researcher in a single discipline.

What types of careers could this program prepare me for?

Career options for ISS graduates include (but are not limited to) legislative aid/analyst, research analyst, assistant planner, federal and state agencies, public administration, and city and county planning departments, social studies teacher.