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What Can You Do With A Degree In General Social Sciences?

GSS_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in general social sciences!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the General Social Sciences program is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Creating Opportunities

Sheree Speaks (General Social Sciences, ’14) helps open doors for those with disabilities.
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Simon Spencer (General Social Sciences, ’12) taps his knowledge of human nature to design compelling marketing strategies.    

Here’s just a sampling of interesting jobs that our alumni have landed:

– Account executive, Zero Labs

– Software quality assurance, CBS

– Staff account executive, Soldsie

– Clubhouse manager, Volcano Baseball

– Project coordinator, Fusion Storm

– Project manager, Choose Growth

– Manager, Lane Council of Governments

– Revenue and taxation specialist III, City of Portland

– Founder, Blue Dog Mead

– Financial representative, Country Financial

– Fiscal department, Central Oregon Community College

– DSL assistant, La Pine School District

– Account representative, State Farm Insurance

– Behavior life coach, College Excel

– Human resource assistant, University of Oregon

– Social service specialist I, Lane Council of Governments Senior & Disabled Services Division

– Admissions coordinator, Oregon Institute of Technology

– Bilingual intake specialist, Healthy Beginning

– Clinical social worker, self-employed

– Special education, Alameda Unified School District

– Loan processor, Pacific Residential Mortgage

– Case manager, Central Oregon Counsel on Aging


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Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty are recognized with 2017 Research Excellence Awards.
One psychology lab is listening to what infants hear with the goal of seeing how they learn.
Legendary explorer and human phys grad Ann Bancroft is a lifelong learner and educator.
Students in this philosophy course turned a hospital into their classroom to study medical ethics.