BS Social Science

Social scientists explore human experience through the study of history, political science, sociology, anthropology and geography. Plymouth State University’s Social Science program allows students to investigate each of these disciplines while pursuing specific areas of interest.

Students who pursue the BS in Social Science will work with an academic advisor to create an inter-disciplinary program designed around the students specific interests and career goals. This research and writing-intensive program allows students to study each of the social sciences and prepare for a future career in business, academics, government or non-profit work.

Plymouth State University also offers a Social Studies Education program which is rooted in the Social Science department disciplines and prepares students to teach grades 5 through 12 through the study of a wide variety of subjects. This program is certified at both the state and national level by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). For more information on the Social Studies Education program, contact Dr. Brandon Haas,

Degrees, Programs and Options

If you would like more information about the Social Science major, please contact Patrick May,

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Contact Us

Kathryn Melanson, Administrative Assistant
Office: Rounds Hall 110
Phone: 603-535-2335

Nikki-Ann Nunes, Administrative Assistant
Office: Memorial 110
Phone: 603-535-3071

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #39
Plymouth, NH 03264

Fax: 603-535-2351

Department News

Selena Clarke presented a poster at the Student Showcase of Excellence

EcoHouse and the town of Plymouth were recently featured in an issue of the “Green Energy Times.”

Steve Whitman traveled with 14 PSU students to Southern Belize to study permaculture at Maya Mountain Research Farm