Welcome to the Division of Social Sciences
Why Study the Social Sciences?
Instruction is vibrant and relevant to the time and the world in which we live and encourages responsible citizenship for today and tomorrow.Quick Facts
PLU Psychology’s Artime awarded research contract
Pacific Lutheran University assistant professor of psychology Tiffany Artime has been awarded a $249,309 contract from the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards programMore
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell visits PLU classroom, talks with students
Before debating challenger Susan Hutchison in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts on Oct. 8, Sen. Maria Cantwell took time to stop by a classroom and field questions from some inquisitive PLU students.More
Lute earns spot in prestigious public policy program at Carnegie Mellon, along with full-ride scholarship
Riley Dolan ’19 never intended to go into political science in college. That changed after coming to Pacific Lutheran University.More
The Division of Social Sciences fosters a community of active scholars. Supported by staff, students and faculty work collaboratively within and across diverse disciplines to seek, build and apply empirically driven knowledge about human, social and institutional interaction.
Instruction is vibrant and relevant to the time and world in which we live and encourages responsible citizenship for today and tomorrow. Through classroom learning and applied settings such as supervised internships and mentored research projects, students in the social sciences acquire an understanding of society while developing the analytical tools with which to provide solutions to a diverse range of social problems.
As a division within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Social Sciences Division offers programs in each constituent department leading to the BA degree. Additionally, a BS degree is offered in Psychology and an MA degree is offered in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Helpful Resources for Students and PLU Community during COVID-19
From the Department of Social Work