Social Sciences

The social sciences explore the patterns of human behavior, and researchers in these disciplines study a wide array of topics from the intricacies of complex social structures to the grand mechanisms of intercultural exchange. With such a vast scope of study, the social sciences make use of several methodological approaches and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data sets. Our Social Sciences DAE, Dr. Michael Domeracki, a comparative religiousist by training, advises students as they explore majors, minors, and certificates, research, and experiential opportunities within the broad umbrella of social scientific inquiry. He has spent his career helping students compose competitive applications for undergraduate research, co-curricular experiences, and post-baccalaureate options like fellowships or graduate school. Dr. Domeracki offers majors discernment and general social sciences advising appointments to students of any class year, at any time of the year, at this link.

Departments and Majors Videos and Links  
African & African American Studies

Video - Intro to the Major

Video - Meet the Professors

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact Charmaine Royal

Cultural Anthropology

Video - What Cultural Anthropology Means to Me

Video - What I Learned as a Cul Anth Major

Major, Minor and IDM Reqs

Advising

What Is Cultural Anthropology?

Career Info

Questions? Contact Harris Solomon

Economics

Video - The Economics Major

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising

Why Major in Economics?

Questions? Contact the DUS or Asst DUS

Education, Program in Education

 

Service Learning

Minor and Teachers Prep Reqs

Video - What is Service Learning?

Questions about the Education Program? Contact Amy Anderson

Questions about Service Learning? Contact the Program

Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

IDM: Global Gender Studies - ICS and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Video - Global Gender Studies

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising

Why Major in GSF?

Questions? Contact the DUS

Global Health Co-Major

Video - DUS of Global Health

Video - About the Major

Major and Minor Reqs

Career Paths

Why Study Global Health?

Advising

Questions? Email us

History

Video - The History Major

Major and Minor Reqs

 

Career Paths

FAQs

Questions? Contact John French or Simon Partner

Interdepartmental Major (IDM)

Self created IDMs

Department Created IDMs:

IDM: Global Gender Studies - ICS and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

 

Lingustics and Computer Science

Video - IDMs

Learn about the IDM Process

 

 

Video - Global Gender Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact the DUS

 

International Comparative Studies

IDM: Global Gender Studies - ICS and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Video - How I Decided to Major in ICS

Video - Global Gender Studies IDM

Major and IDM Reqs

FAQs

Career Paths

Questions? Contact Adam Rosenblatt

Linguistics

IDM: Lingustics and Computer Science

Major and Minor and IDM Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS
Philosophy

Major, Minor and Certificate Reqs

 

Why major in Philosophy?

Questions? Contact Andrew Janiak

Political Science

Video - Why Major in Political Science?

Major, Minor and Certificate Reqs
Advising

FAQs

Misc Info/ Resources

Questions? Contact the DUS or Tosha Marshall

Program II

Video - Hear from a Student

Program Requirements

Questions? Contact Tyrice Rogers

 

Public Policy (Sanford School)

Video - What is Public Policy? Four Duke students explain

Video - Pub Pol Majors Union

FAQs

Student Handbook

Questions? Contact the DUS, or Suzanne Pierce

Psychology

Video - The Psychology Program

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising

Student Orgs and Majors Union

Why Major in Psych or Neuro?

Career Paths

 

Research

Questions? Contact the DUS

Sociology

Video - The Sociology Major

Advising

Major , Minor and Certificate Reqs

Career Paths

Questions? Contact the DUS