Division of Social Sciences and Business
The social sciences at USAO are organized in interdisciplinary fashion and encompass a number of diverse areas to include several fields traditionally considered part of the humanities: American Indian Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Study in these areas connects the past with the present, investigates the links between individual and social behavior, and explores a wide array of human value systems from the distant past to the modern era.
In addition to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in these fields, a teaching certificate in social studies also is offered. For this certificate, students must complete the degree requirements for the chosen major, as well as the course requirements for teacher certification.