Friday, October 15, 2010

Which Social Science do you prefer?

Below is a list of social sciences and a brief explanation as to what their purpose serves and what a person can do with these majors.


Anthropology is the study of humans and other primates (such as chimps). As an anthropology major, you'll study how groups live with each other and how their bodies and cultures have changed over time.
Many Anthropologist get into the biology anthropology aspect of the major and others help in archaeology. Some graduates of this degree often go to graduate school to further their studies and others have been known to work at museums.


Economics majors learn about economic theory, economic systems such as capitalism, and mathematical methods. They use their knowledge to analyze how limited resources are made, traded, and used.
Various roles in business is the most common occupation for an economics major. With an economics degree, one can work for the government and a large percentage go off to law school or medical school.
Many also launch a career in Wall Street to gain some knowledge for a few years and then pursue a degree for an MBA (masters of business administration).

Political Science:
Political science and government majors study the systems people set up to organize their societies, from neighborhoods to nations.
These well rounded students can get jobs in a variety of fields such as paralegal, administrative assistant, retail store manager, legal assistant, executive assistant, corporate paralegal, claims adjuster, examiner or investigator, intelligence analyst, non-profit program coordinator and marketing manager. Many use this degree to go off to Law School.

Sociology majors learn how to study people and the roles they play in society, both as individuals and in groups. Course work covers such topics as families, TV and other mass media, and criminology.
Sociology majors pursue careers in industrial sociology, others consider for junior positions in corporate research, human resources, management, sales, public relations or social workers. Many go to graduate school and take part in human interaction research.

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