College of Social Sciences, Commerce and Education
The College of Social Sciences, Commerce and Education (SSCE) has a diverse range of majors in the departments of anthropology and sociology; economics, business and accounting (housed in the PURI School of Business); education; physical education; and political science. Through the liberal arts tradition, students will develop broad-based critical-thinking and problem-solving skills which are of lasting significance and apply to an extended range of current and future careers. Students will also develop the specific skills that they need to progress in their chosen career along with the opportunity to apply those skills through service learning opportunities, clinical experiences, internships, and research projects.
Our faculty members bring experience in their respective fields as well as a deep knowledge of their field of study to the classroom. Although active in research and community service, their primary focus is teaching and providing a customized path for students to accomplish their career goals and flourish as an intellectually curious citizen.
Anthropology and Sociology illuminate the human experience; they invite us to examine aspects of the social environment that we often ignore, neglect or take for granted.
The programs within the PURI School of Business help students develop both a sense of the history of their own discipline and of its relation to the other social sciences.
Our teacher education programs are firmly rooted in the liberal arts to provide a broad range of knowledge and practical experiences that help our students prepare for their careers.