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Letitia Phillips, a Sault Ste. Marie native, Sault High graduate, and 2010 LSSU graduate, presented her paper "A Viability Study of the French Luxury Fashion Industry" at the 2010 Global Marketing Conference held in Tokyo in September. "The experience really pushed me to want to further my education," Phillips stated, noting that she plans to pursue a master's degree in business administration. Phillips graduated with three degrees: business administration-international business, business administration-management, and French studies.

College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences

School of Social Sciences

Academic Programs (Degrees/Certificates and Majors)

Baccalaureate
  • Political Science
    • Tracks in: General, Prelaw, Public Administration
    • Secondary Teaching
  • Psychology
    • Elementary Teaching
    • Secondary Teaching
  • Sociology
    • Elementary Teaching
    • Secondary Teaching
    • Social Services
Associate
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Certificate
  • International Studies

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Social Sciences is to actively involve students in expanding their understanding of society and human behavior, increasing their sense of social responsibility, and in enhancing their scholarly skills. We achieve this through a strategy of engaging with students, demonstrating enthusiasm for the subject matter, and modeling scholarship.

The School of Social Sciences offers bachelors degrees in History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology, and also minors and associate degrees in areas of human services. Our school also offers many General Education and service courses for students in other disciplines.

Most students come into our classrooms to fulfill the General Education and service credit requirements. We welcome these opportunities to expose students majoring in other disciplines to the social sciences. In teaching these students, our goals are to share our enthusiasm for our disciplines, to help them learn how to critically examine social issues, including diversity, and to encourage the students to develop a sense of social responsibility.

For students planning to graduate from our programs, we have more elaborated goals. Our majors and minors enter our classrooms with broad ranges of intellectual skills and knowledge. As teachers, our goals are to challenge each student to set high expectations for his or her intellectual growth and help each student in becoming an active agent in expanding his or her scholarly abilities and social knowledge. In addition to providing a solid grounding in their discipline, we help students develop skills in critical thinking, communication, analysis, and research. We also work to prepare students to be active and informed citizens and members of their communities.

To all of our classes we bring a commitment to excellent teaching, a dedication to scholarship and an understanding of diversity.

History with minor in Geography

Jacqueline Sytsma Novi & Cedarville, MI

Being such a small campus, it gives you the opportunity to be part of school activities without being intimidated. Plus, the campus being so small enables you to make good friends with students and professors. [ more ]

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