Social & Behavioral Sciences Pathway

Do you find social issues interesting? Are you curious about why people think and behave and make decisions in the ways they do? Are you interested in other cultures and societies? Students who are interested in learning more about people, society, and relationships should explore majors included in the Social & Behavioral Sciences pathway.

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Social science majors develop a diverse set of skills that are applicable in a wide range of careers. Besides the knowledge gained in a particular major, these skills include strong oral and written communication, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, teamwork, organizational, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Majors can lead to careers in government, business, education, social service fields, non-profit organizations, scientific careers, media, criminal justice, and law, among many others.


View the potential majors that branch from the Social & Behavioral Sciences Pathway.

Math Requirement

Math Professional Pathway: Math 94, 98/108, 105, 211

Exception: Education majors require Math’s Education Pathway: Math 92/102, 103, 175,176.

First Semester Sample Curriculum

Work with your advisor to make necessary adjustments to best fit your interests, goals, and placement levels.  New freshmen will enroll in courses as part of New Student Orientation programming.  You’ll find more information on UWM’s General Education Requirements — courses required by all Bachelor’s Degrees — in the Academic Catalog.

Total 12-18
Course Credits Notes
OWC-A: English 100, 101 or 102 3-4 Course level determined by placement. Grade of C or better required.
QL-A: Math 94, 105, or 175 0-3 Course level determined by placement. Grade of C or better required.
First Year Seminar course in Social Sciences (SS) 3
Ed Psy 110: Planning Your Major/Career 3
Course to fulfil GER Language requirement or a further GER Distribution course 3

Important Milestones

  • Complete 15 credits each semester to stay on track to graduate in 4 years.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA
  • See your advisor by the mid-point of each semester to discuss your progress and begin planning for second semester
  • Visit Career Communities and Services to begin developing a career plan with the support of a Career Advisor.