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Social Sciences

Social sciences provide an analytical approach to society’s problems. As a result, faculty and students in the social sciences often focus on issues that are polemic — racism, international conflict and war, ethnic strife, poverty. The goal, however, is to take an objective, empirical approach to these issues that can generate genuine passion — not an easy task.

Social scientists strive to rise above the level of the heated dining-room table debate. Instead of saying, “it should” or “they ought” the social scientist asks why, what or how?


Building on an internship at the UN in Kenya, DaHyun Kim (’18) now works for a nonprofit ...
Math major Adrian Martushev and Econ major Eli Ackerman created an app that helps students connect ...
Curated by English professor Ben Saunders. Read the Forbes magazine coverage. 
Grad school fellowships awarded for research in sciences, social sciences and humanities