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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.

In this video, students and faculty within the Department of Social Sciences explain what the social sciences mean to them and why they're so excited about two previously separate departments coming together for a future full of opportunities. 

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

706-737-1710

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Social Sciences News

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Augusta University announces Teaching Excellence Awards

The winners of Augusta University's Teaching Excellence Awards have been announced for the 2022-23 year.

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How will debates affect upcoming elections? Expert examines Walker-Warnock Senate matchup

“Most individuals who watch debates are well informed and therefore very likely to already have a party identification,” said Mary-Kate Lizotte.

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Need help with your social sciences research? Augusta University’s new Qualitative Research Lab is now open

The Qualitative Research Lab, which opened this month in the Center for Social Science Research at Augusta University, offers consultation and support for qualitative social scientific research.

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Social sciences experts study impact of stay-at-home orders on US homicide rates

In a recent article, Drs. Gregg Murray and Kim Davies of Pamplin College studied the effects of stay-at-home orders on homicide rates in 10 U.S. cities.

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