SOCIAL SCIENCE

Deerfield, IL


WHY STUDY SOCIAL SCIENCE AT TIU?

The diversified expertise you will gain as a Social Science major will give you a leg up in any field you are looking to enter after you graduate. Whether your interests lie in politics, law, philosophy, or even business, Trinity will prepare you to succeed.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Social Science majors usually finish their degree program in 3-4 years. Requirements total 60 hours. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements.

DID YOU KNOW?

TIU invites many notable authors, pastors, and ministry leaders to campus. Speakers in the past have included John Piper, Jill Briscoe, Os Guinness, and others!

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Social Science major is designed to provide you with a broad foundation in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice, history, political science, psychology, and sociology, while helping you to develop a Christian worldview. It also functions as a stepping-stone to graduate programs in the social sciences.

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 60 hours. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Interpersonal Skills Training
  • Writing for the Media
  • Seminar in Management Ethics

Social Science Courses

 DISCIPLINES 
Category Disciplines Credits
First Discipline Business, Communication, Education, History, Human Performance and Wellness (excluding HPW 180 and activities courses), Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology (9 hours at 300 level or above) 21 hours
Second Discipline Second choice of any of the above departments or areas of study (6 hours at 300 level or above) 15 hours
Third Discipline Third choice of any of the above departments or areas of study (3 hours at 300 level or above) 12 hours
Fourth Discipline Any of the remaining five departments or areas of study listed above (3 hours at 300 level or above) 12 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Lawyer Editor
International Relations Specialist Historian
Media Critic Lobbyist
Anthropologist Journalist
Diplomat Politician

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