Social science major

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Do you want a balanced experience in the social sciences? Perhaps you’re interested in teaching middle or high school social studies? Then a social science major at Central might be right for you. The major offers the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in several disciplines, including history, economics, political science, sociology and psychology. The social science major provides a solid background for a variety of career options. Graduates have gone on to become social studies teachers, deputy sheriffs and youth leaders.



Michael Schrier, director of social science major, associate professor of history,

Successful Careers



Central College is one of the most beautiful college campuses you'll find. A perfect mix of old and new, our buildings reflect our history and our future. Our state-of-the-art facilities include:


No matter what your interests are, Central has student groups and organizations that you’ll be interested in joining! Social science students might be interested in Central’s:

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad with Central College to enhance their development as global citizens. Academic opportunities and internship programs also are available in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Learn more about Central’s study abroad programs.