The social sciences provide us with the information and insight to improve some of the most important institutions in society: families, schools, economies, governments, mass media, and societal attitudes and networks. In Arts and Sciences, the social sciences consist of:
We study social science because social phenomena affect people’s lives in profound ways. Social ills—poverty, lack of formal education, family dysfunction, ineffective governments, wars—are all profound problems that adversely affect our societies and it is the goal of the social sciences to solve these problems.
Students who study the social sciences also gain skills that will benefit them throughout their lives and careers:
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. Learn more about Equity, Access and Diversity.