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Social Sciences

The social science department offers courses drawn from anthropology, geography, history, political science, social work, and sociology to both majors and non-majors.

Concentrations

  • African American Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Services
  • Pre Law

Career Path

Alumni with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science are found in a variety of fields including:

  • Social Work
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Public Relations
  • Statistician
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • News Correspondent
  • Historian
  • Archivist
  • Museum and Historic Site Guide
  • Political Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Criminologist
  • Correctional Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Law Enforcement

Internships

A requirement of all majors the Social Science Practicum course gives students the opportunity to intern at a wide variety of government agencies and non-profit organizations. This invaluable “field work” gives Allen students and alumni a leg-up on the rest of the job field.

Students have worked at the South Carolina Statehouse, the Red Cross, the Department of Social Services, the N.A.A.C.P., the Department of Health, the Ronald McDonald House, the Department of Justice, various political campaigns, and far beyond.

Social Science upperclassmen enrolled in practicum courses are required to complete at least 80 hours of internship service per semester. In some cases, these internships have resulted in offers of further internship service and full-time employment

Research

All seniors are required to research and write a journal-quality paper on a sociological issue. All research projects are completed under the supervision of Social Science faculty.

Recently, two Social Science students from Allen University were listed as research assistants and co-authors of an article published by an Allen faculty member in a peer-reviewed journal.