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Saint Leo University

Social Sciences Degree Programs

Social Sciences Degrees

Prepare yourself for an exciting career in the vast world of social sciences with one of Saint Leo University’s respected degrees in economics, history, political science, psychology or sociology. If you’re looking to make a difference in our society and how those living within a society relate to one another, a social sciences degree may be just the right option for your future. Many of these degree programs are offered at University Campus.

In addition to our campus-based social sciences degree programs, Saint Leo has a number of these curriculum tracks at our Education Centers in seven states nationwide and via our online format. These allow for conveniently earning a degree in your local area or from anywhere with an internet connection.

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Social Sciences Degree Options

Degree
Level

Bachelors

Masters

Doctorates

Minors

What is a Social Sciences Degree?

A social sciences degree program helps you understand basic human behaviors and why we do the things we do. A social sciences bachelor's degree can include majors such as sociology, psychology, political science, medical humanities, economics and more. Students can minor in anthropology, global studies, history, world politics and more.

What Types of Social Sciences Degree Jobs are Available?

There are a variety of career options available when you earn a social sciences degree. Depending on your program focus, some job titles may include:

  • Bank officer
  • Business consultant
  • Financial analyst/planner
  • Operations/Data analyst
  • Social worker
  • International marketing specialist
  • Logistics officer
  • Project analyst for a multilateral organization
  • CIA, DEA or INS field agent
  • English teacher in a foreign country
  • Humanitarian aid worker in the developing world
  • Lawyer
  • Congressional aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Government official
  • Nonprofit organization staff
  • Foreign service officer
  • Archivist
  • Museum curator
  • History teacher
  • Park ranger

Can You Earn a Social Sciences Degree Online?

A variety of Saint Leo’s social sciences bachelor’s degrees are available online. If you cannot find a specialty online, it may be offered at University Campus or at one of our nationwide Education Centers. Students can pursue a master’s degree in social work at Saint Leo University. The flexibility of our online classes lets you study at a time that fits with your home and career life.

Dr. Lara Ault

Dr. Lara Ault


Phone:

Email: Laura.ault@saintleo.edu


Biography

Lara Ault, PhD, is a social psychologist who teaches graduate and undergraduate online courses in research methods and social psychology at Saint Leo. Favorite phrase: “something’s greatest strength is also its greatest weakness” - because not only does that indicate that a weakness can be a strength, but that extremes are powerful, and not necessarily either good or bad.

Keith Burton

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Keith Burton

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Department Info: Associate Chair of the Department of Social Science

Phone:

Email: keith.burton@saintleo.edu


Biography

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” – Kurt Vonnegut

Dr. Christopher Cronin

Professor

Dr. Christopher Cronin

Professor


Phone: (352)588-8285

Email:


Biography

Dr. Cronin,Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who practices in the area of forensic psychology. He loves to travel and has visited over 50 countries and has lived in five different countries. In addition to his degrees in psychology and criminal justice, he has attended culinary school. His hobbies including cooking, fitness, boating and time with his family.

Dr. Dan Dubois

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dan Dubois

Assistant Professor


Phone:

Email: daniel.dubois@saintleo.edu


Biography

“History is the only education; everything else is just training.” – Brent Staples

Kevin M. Kieffer

Professor of Psychology

Kevin M. Kieffer

Professor of Psychology


Department Info: Psychology Internship Coordinator
Office Location: Saint Edward Hall 216

Phone:

Email: kevin.kieffer@saintleo.edu


Biography

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” -- Carl Ransom Rogers

Dr. Antonio Laverghetta

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Antonio Laverghetta

Associate Professor of Psychology


Phone: (352)588-8229

Email:


Biography

Dr. Laverghetta is a full-time faculty at Saint Leo University since August 2013. Life has taught me that persistence pays off in the end. Slow and steady wins the race!

Dr. Eileen O’Brien

Professor of Sociology

Dr. Eileen O’Brien

Professor of Sociology


Department Info: Associate Chair of Department of Social Sciences
Saint Leo University, Virginia campus
1 Bayport Way, Suite 160Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: (757)249-0390 (voice)/ (757)249-0393 (fax)

Email:


Biography

“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect.” WEB DuBois

Frank Orlando

Frank Orlando


Phone:

Email:


Biography

Frank Orlando is an instructor of political science at Saint Leo University. He holds degrees in political science and geography from Michigan State (B.A.) and political science from Duke University (M.A.). His research focuses on American national institutions and the impact of social media on mass behavior. He teaches courses on American politics, behavior, and political methodology, in addition to teaching several courses in the Honors Program.

Dr. Pádraig Lawlor

Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Pádraig Lawlor

Assistant Professor of History


Phone:

Email: Padraig.lawlor@saintleo.edu


Biography

Originally from Ireland, Dr. Lawlor moved to the United Stated in 2014 to begin his doctoral education at Purdue University in Indiana. He has been teaching at Saint Leo University since 2018. Running, reading, travelling, and playing soccer make up most of his free time. He is also an avid Christmas enthusiast, spending much of the year counting down to the festive season.

Dr. Marco Rimanelli

Full Professor of Political Sciences and International Studies

Dr. Marco Rimanelli

Full Professor of Political Sciences and International Studies


Department Info: Saint Edward Hall 327

Phone:

Email: marco.rimanelli@saintleo.edu


Biography

Only faculty awarded: annual 2013-2014 U.S. Fulbright-Schuman Chair (NATO-E.U.) at E.U. Graduate College of Europe-Bruges, Belgium; annual 2004-2005 U.S. Fellow (NATO-E.U.) at France's War College-IHEDN/ École Militaire, Paris; 1994 Summer Fellow (U.S. Military History & Strategy) at West Point U.S. Military Academy, N.Y. Published 7 books & 40+ Essays.

Dr. Christopher Wolfe

Associate Professor

Dr. Christopher Wolfe

Associate Professor


Phone:

Email: Christopher.wolfe@saintleo.edu


Biography

Christopher Wolfe, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology is interested in the inter-play of the functioning of the brain and the workings of the mind. His research has explored early childhood language and reading skill development as well assisting students in their own research goals.

Dr. Tammy Lowery Zacchilli

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Tammy Lowery Zacchilli

Professor of Psychology


Department Info: Psi Chi Faculty Advisor

Phone: 352-588-8301

Email: tammy.zacchilli@saintleo.edu


Biography

Dr. Tammy Zacchilli enjoys traveling with faculty and students to the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference each year. This conference allows us to spend time together and support each other while presenting research.


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