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Social Science Degrees and Programs Offered in Georgia (GA)


Social science degrees in Georgia cover a wide range of content that can be combined to create an interesting and useful degree. Social scientists cover various aspects of society including human behavior, group relationships and dynamics, history and human achievements. Students learn how to collect and analyze data and offer insight into human development, history and the environment. Although some entry level positions are available with a Bachelors degree in social sciences, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most positions require a Masters degree or PhD. Usually some training in mathematics and statistical analysis is also required for social scientists.

Social Science degrees in Georgia

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that by 2009 the population of Georgia was approximately 9,829,211 people. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state of Georgia employed 25,410 people in the field of life, physical and social science occupations in 2009. The fields of highest employment during the same period were market research analysts with 6,880 positions and social science research assistants who held 1,030 positions.