Social Systems and Human Behavior

Social sciences use specific theories, concepts, and methods to understand and or/address social or psychological phenomena, issues, and problems.

Study in social science fields (e.g. Psychology, Politics and Government, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Criminal Justice Law and Society, and Public Health) provides students with frameworks and evidence from scholarly thinking and research to better understand the ways that human behavior and social systems operate and interact. Social sciences can also be applied to individual and collective problems to improve lives and communities.

Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to:

  • use social science methodology to evaluate claims about human behavior or social systems (i.e. social, cultural, economic, or political systems).
  • apply concepts from a social science to problem-solving and decision-making.