In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we are proud to offer a range of degree programs in these areas of interest that help you develop the skills you need to succeed. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to the majority of undergraduate general education coursework at Grand Canyon University (GCU) and is committed to helping you advance your ability to think critically, apply analytical constructs and communicate complex ideas clearly.
Social science and humanities curriculum facilitates in-depth discussions that can help you sharpen your focus and teamwork skills. GCU’s One Foundation, our Christian worldview, supports the development of a servant leadership spirit and ethical decision-making abilities, so you can become a balanced, global citizen.
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Our college of social science degree programs offer greater insight into the many facets of human behavior. Courses in areas such as psychology and sociology can help you develop skills related to individual and group motivation that may be valued in the workplace. Our degree programs range from online counseling degrees, to psychology degrees to human services degrees that include majors in communications, history and behavioral health science. No matter what you want to study, we have a degree for you.
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Gain a competitive advantage in your chosen field by earning a minor along with your traditional degree. The additional coursework can help you build skillsets that add even more value to your education.
1 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Life, Physical and Social Science Occupations as of May 2021. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as life, physical and social science occupations. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.
2 Retrieved from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Life, Physical and Social Science Occupations in August 2022