Department of Social Sciences

Home 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