Dillard Social Sciences strives to help students to understand themselves and the world around them within a broad intellectual and ethical perspective with a commitment to social justice and community empowerment.
The School of Social Sciences is committed to producing graduates who are thoroughly grounded in the finest traditions of the liberal arts of which the social sciences are a primary component. The school prepares students to understand themselves and others within regional and global contexts that are shaped by the African-American commitment to social justice and community empowerment. Each major in the school strives to teach students critical thinking and writing skills, and the latest researched-based practices to successfully compete in graduate school or the workplace.
Our School of Social Sciences is dedicated to producing graduates who are thoroughly grounded in the finest liberal arts education. Through our programs, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of yourself and others within regional and global contexts, all shaped by the rich African-American commitment to social justice and community empowerment.
In our School of Social Sciences, we prioritize the development of critical thinking and writing skills – essential tools that will serve you well throughout your academic and professional journey. Through engaging coursework, dynamic discussions, and collaborative projects, you will hone your ability to analyze complex social issues, evaluate diverse perspectives, and articulate your thoughts effectively. These skills will equip you to thrive in graduate school or the workplace, setting you apart as a competent and confident professional.
As the world continues to evolve, it is crucial to stay updated with the latest research-based practices in your chosen field. Our School of Social Sciences is committed to providing you with the knowledge and tools necessary to stay at the forefront of your discipline. Our faculty, composed of accomplished scholars and practitioners, will guide you through cutting-edge research and innovative methodologies. You will learn to apply evidence-based approaches to address real-world challenges, gaining a competitive edge in your future academic pursuits or professional endeavors.
At Dillard University, we believe in the power of education to effect positive change. Our School of Social Sciences embraces the values of social justice and community empowerment, empowering you to make a difference in the lives of others. Through service-learning opportunities, internships, and community-based research, you will put theory into practice, collaborating with local organizations and communities to create sustainable solutions and foster social progress.
A degree from the School of Social Sciences at Dillard University opens doors to a wide range of exciting career paths. Whether you aspire to become a psychologist, sociologist, public administrator, social worker, or community advocate, our programs will provide you with a solid foundation to excel in your chosen field. Our alumni have gone on to make significant contributions in academia, public service, non-profit organizations, and various industries, driven by their passion for social change.
By becoming a part of the School of Social Sciences at Dillard University, you will become part of a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for social justice and community empowerment. Our faculty and staff are committed to your success and will provide mentorship, guidance, and support as you navigate your academic journey. Engage in student organizations, participate in conferences, and collaborate with fellow students in research projects – all while forming lifelong friendships and connections.
Are you ready to embark on an enriching educational journey that combines the rigor of the social sciences with a commitment to social justice? Join us at Dillard University’s School of Social Sciences and be prepared to make a difference in the world. Apply now and unlock your potential as a catalyst for positive change!
At Dillard University, we attract the leaders, thinkers, and artists of tomorrow, and equip them with the tools they need to imagine and build a better world for everyone. With our dedicated faculty as your guides, you will explore the complexities of urban studies and public policy through meaningful experiences in various student organizations: