Department of Social Sciences


Southeastern’s Department of Social Sciences offers students three academic majors:

Students can also minor in any one of these fields as well as minoring in Geography or Public Administration/Management.  Graduates of History and Political Science programs are valued by business, industry, and government for their general knowledge, writing, and analytical skills.

Career Opportunities in the Social Sciences

- Law
- Publishing and Editing
- Newspaper and radio
- Staff for Legislators, Governors, Mayors
- Public School Teacher
- University Professor
- Retail Sales
- Public Relations
- Library Science
- Journalism
- Organization Archivist
- Museum Curator
- Business Professional
- Politics
- National and State Park Service

 Student Organizations

- Pre-Law Society, Mr. Mike Davis
- Young Democrats, Ms. Corie Delashaw
- Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society, Dr. Brooks Flippen
- Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society, Dr. Chunmei Yoe


Approximately $10,000 in Department scholarships are awarded each year.

- Allen E. Shearer Scholarship
- Charles Goss Memorial Scholarship
- Donald N. Brown Scholarship
- Dr. Edward L. Byrd, Jr. Scholarship
- James D. Morrison Scholarship
- Judge John Allen Phillips, II Scholarship
- Priscilla W. Utterback Scholarship
- Dr. Louis G. and Bernice C. Johnson Scholarship
- Regents’ Fee Waivers
- Arts Gala Scholarships