Social Sciences

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Our Mission

Investigating society and the relationships among individuals within a society, the Division of the Social Sciences is comprised of branches of knowledge reaching from the Age of the Enlightenment into the 21st century of human activity and existence.

The Division consists of the departments of Anthropology, Communication Studies, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology, with more than 3,000 students from around the world enrolled in our programs.

Our Departments

Our archaeological, biological and cultural anthropology investigations yield critical knowledge of diverse dimensions of the human experience that we then apply in socially relevant ways.

 

By embracing both social scientific and humanistic approaches to communication, our undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with the knowledge to understand and the skills to enrich human interaction in these different contexts.

The Department of Geography at UGA has been a leading center of scholarship about earth's landscapes and human relationships to the environment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies of cities and cultures of built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets.

 

Psychology is one of the most popular majors at UGA, and offers students a broad, scientifically-based education applicable to a wide variety of careers.

We embrace a variety of research methodologies, including ethnography, experiments, and secondary data analysis. This research is both interdisciplinary and collaborative: many of our faculty are affiliated with other units on campus and work closely with graduate students.