Social Sciences and Service Programs

The social sciences view the world around us as a laboratory for observation, experimentation and the advancement of new ideas and practices. Social scientists strive to understand the human capacity for adapting to changing environments and circumstances.

Africana Studies - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

American Sign Language English Interpretation BA - Community Interpretation Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus
  • Online

American Sign Language English Interpretation BA - Educational Interpreting Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus
  • Online

Anthropology - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Art and Design BA - Art History Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Asian Studies B.A.: K-12 Chinese Teaching Emphasis Licensure: World Language (K-12)

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Asian Studies B.A.: K-12 Japanese Language Emphasis Licensure: World Language (K-12)

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Asian Studies BA: Liberal Arts Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Communication Studies - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Economics - Liberal Arts Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Economics BA - Business Economics Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Economics BA - Public Policy Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Economics BA - Environmental Policy Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Economics BA - International Economic Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Environmental & Sustainability Studies - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Geography BA - Geographic Information Science Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Geography BA - Global and Area Studies Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Geography BA. – Secondary Teaching Emphasis Initial license in Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

History BA - Liberal Arts Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

History BA – Secondary Teaching Emphasis Initial license in Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Human Service - BS

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Interdisciplinary Studies BA - Student Designed Major

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

International Affairs BA - Area Studies Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

International Affairs BA - International Political Economy Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Journalism BA - News and Multimedia Journalism Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Journalism BA - Strategic Communication Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Mexican American Studies BA - Liberal Arts Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Philosophy

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Philosophy BA - Ethics and Public Policy Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Political Science - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Psychology - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus
  • Online

Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality - BS

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Social Studies Secondary Teaching BA – Africana Studies Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Social Studies Secondary Teaching BA – Mexican American Studies Emphasis

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Sociology - BA

Undergraduate Major

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus
  • Online

Africana Studies

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

American Sign Language

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Anthropology Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Anthropology: Multicultural Anthropology

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Asian Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Communication Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Economics Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Gender Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Geographic Information Science Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Geography Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

History Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Human Services Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Leadership Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Legal Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Media Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Mexican American Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Philosophy Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Political Science Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Psychology Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Public Policy Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Sociology Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Writing Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver

Communication - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • Loveland

Education: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education - MAT

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • Online

Educational Leadership - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Denver

Educational Psychology - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Educational Psychology: Teaching Applications - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • Online

Gerontology - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

History - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling/Therapy - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Music: History and Literature - MM

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Public Health: Community Health Education Emphasis - MPH

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Rehabilitation Counseling - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

School Counseling - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver

Sociology: Applied - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Sociology: Thesis - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Sport and Exercise Science: Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity - MS

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • On Campus

Sports Coaching - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • Online

Teaching American Sign Language - MA

Graduate Masters

Locations Offered:

  • Online

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Where can a career in social
sciences and service take you?

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Forensic and Clinical Psychology

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Advertising copywriter

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Political correspondent

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Energy and Environment

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Research consultant

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Environmental scientist

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