Social Sciences

Preparing Leaders in the World
Students leaving Springfield College with degrees in the social sciences go forth in careers in nonprofits, politics, community development, law enforcement, court, corrections and social justice.
Academic Programs Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Students who major in the social sciences at Springfield College have chosen a dynamic, flexible program that allows them to expand their understanding of human individuals and societies. Social sciences programs at Springfield College offer students opportunities to learn through multiple paths, including internships, fieldwork, documentaries and films, and the potential of studying abroad. This is in addition to the solid foundational skills they will receive through classroom activities, and reading and writing assignments.

Whether in practical, real-life situations or in theoretical and scholarly study, the programs in the Department of Social Sciences fully encompass Springfield College's Humanics philosophy—the idea that spirit, mind, and body are vital and interconnected aspects of every human being.

Social Sciences at Springfield College

*Social Sciences majors have the opportunity to learn through field trips to local museums, such as the Wood Museum of Springfield History

Students graduating from Springfield College with degrees in the social sciences go forth in careers in nonprofits, community development, law enforcement, government, and more. They are also prepared for graduate-level education.

With interdisciplinary programs across many important areas, the Department of Social Sciences at Springfield College offers:

Social Sciences Majors:

Social Sciences Majors:

  • American Studies
  • Option to become an elementary school teacher
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice
  • History
  • Option to become a secondary education teacher
  • Youth Development

Social Sciences Minors:

Social Sciences Minors:
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Youth Development

Are you interested in a law school degree? Pre-law advising is available to any student interested in pursuing a law school degree. Contact Professor Dan Russell, pre-law advisor, at (413) 748-3240.

UMass Law School has launched the Commonwealth Fellows Scholarship to help make a law degree more affordable. For more information, click here.

Teacher licensure is available within this major, resulting in the opportunity to become state certified. Visit the Office of Educator Preparation for details.