The Social Sciences Department at Cal Poly offers bachelor’s degrees and minors in Anthropology-Geography and Sociology, as well as a minor in Latin American Studies. Within each major, students are required to choose a concentration relevant to their future career endeavors. The Anthropology-Geography major concentrations include global studies and international development, environmental studies and sustainability, and human ecology. Sociology majors can choose a concentration in criminal justice, organizations, or social services.
Students are trained in applied technical skills including GIS, remote sensing, research design, social data collection, and qualitative/quantitative methodology.
Modified from socialsciences.calpoly.edu
Senior Projects from 2009
Social Sciences Career Exploration Day and Resume Workshop, Lauren Cook, Danielle Gillett, and Shari Worthington
The Climate of Cities, Matthew J. Downing
Educational Inequity, Erica Jade Lyons
Acid Rain: The Effects, Torrey Mortimer
Tattoos: A Marked History, Audrey Porcella
The Relationshiop Between Gender Inequality and HIV/AIDS in Africa, Nayree L. Sheldon
A Tri-Disciplinary Analysis of Religion, Alicia Wallace
Clean Water for Developing Countries, Hilary Wighton