Social Sciences at Springfield College
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--internships, fieldwork, documentaries and films, and the potential of studying abroad--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.
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:
UMass Law School has launched the Commonwealth Fellows scholarship to help make a law degree more affordable. For more information visit: http://www.umassd.edu/commonwealthfellowsprogram/
Teacher Licensure is available within this major, resulting in the opportunity to become state certified. Visit the office of Educator Preparation and Licensure for details.
Social Sciences Department in the NewsSociology major Sarah Englaish, class of 2014, is presented the Social Sciences academic award by her advisor, Professor Laurel Davis-Delano.
Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield HistoryProfessor Thomas Carty recently brought students from his American history class to the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.In the second photo, Andwi Nepomuceno is joined by Andrew Broffman, Kevin Wall, and Peter Bys (left to right) at the Coordination Station as they try to balance on wobbly disks.
3+3 Program for Students Interested in Pursuing a Career in LawComplete your undergraduate study at Springfield College in three years, followed by three years of law study at WNE. Learn more.
Five-Year DualBachelor's in Criminal Justice, Sociology, or Youth Development and Master's in Social Work
Students may qualify for an accelerated five-year program at Springfield College that combines an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a Master of Social Work degree.
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