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We equip our students with the tools needed to exercise political and social responsibility at the local, state, national, and international levels. Our programs prepare undergraduates for advanced study in graduate and professional school in various fields and careers in all levels of government, public administration, international relations, human services, and the private sector.

By joining our department, students can fuel their passions, participate in high-impact learning experiences such as internships and study abroad, and plan a route to earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree within five years. If you are passionate about solving social problems, contributing to your communities, and participate in political and civic life, then our department is the one for you. Please contact us to talk about how the Social Sciences can help you advance your community and career.


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Social Sciences

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

Office N312

1120 15th Street, AH-N312
Augusta, GA 30912


Social Sciences News

Ukraine flag is hung on a fence in front of a building

One year later, what comes next for Ukraine? Augusta University professor weighs in

While some thought this war wouldn’t last long, including perhaps Russia itself, Augusta University's Craig Albert,PhD, is not surprised the war continues.

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Battle the burnout: Augusta University professor co-authors book on work-life balance

“Having that flexibility in your work schedule, allows you to have that sense of control. It matters a lot when it comes to fighting burnout. Giving employees more control and having more flexibility in their schedule, if it’s possible, combats that,” said William Hatcher, PhD.

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‘You can start here and go anywhere,’ says Augusta University’s first grad in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration program

Carla Harewood is the first graduate of Augusta University's Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration program in the Department of Social Sciences.

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New study shows link between social media posts and civil disobedience, violence

“When social media is dangerous is when it increases polarization. When it’s used to spread disinformation that disinformation can have a polarizing effect on citizens around the world, and that polarization is associated with political violence," said Lance Hunter, PhD.

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