social sciences and education

The Social Sciences focus on interactions among people, society and institutions, based primarily in the present. Social Sciences courses provide an understanding of society and an introduction to multiple methods of inquiry and modes of reasoning that require the use of evidence to test ideas. Through study of the social sciences, students explore the relationship between personal and social worlds and develop responsibility not only to themselves but also to the broader society in which they live by integrating a variety of ideas into their own informed perspectives.

Child Development…

The Child Development major and minor explore the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of children from infancy through age eight. The program is ideal for students who wish to understand children and families, and Colby-Sawyer's curriculum combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a solid theoretical grounding in child development, psychology and sociology.

History and Political Studies…

The History and Political Studies Program offers many possibilities: a Bachelor of Arts degree in HSC, minors in sociology and history that can be combined with any major, and a solid foundation as a pre-law curriculum.

Psychology…

Colby-Sawyer's Psychology Program provides an overview of the major contemporary theories of psychology, including the areas of cognitive, biological, and social/cultural psychology. The major and minor integrate theory, research, practice, and self-reflection to prepare students for careers and graduate study.

Sociology…

The Sociology program offers two options: a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology new in 2010 and a minor in Sociology that can be combined with any major.

International Studies Minor…

This fast-growing interdisciplinary minor offers a broad and flexible curriculum for students from any major interested in international affairs.