The Department of Social Sciences will hold its first annual open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Allgood Hall, room N216 to give both majors and non-majors a chance to meet the faculty, explore the variety of classes, play games, eat pizza and possibly win some prizes.
“Come out and discover the variety of programs and faculty that teach and research in the social sciences,” said Dr. Candace Griffith, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Augusta University. “We have five undergraduate programs: criminal justice; health, society, and policy; political science; sociology and social work. We have two master’s programs: master’s of public administration and the master of arts in intelligence and security studies.”
The mission of the Department of Social Sciences at Augusta University is to conduct innovative social science research and teach skills to empower students to contribute to a better society. The department seeks to explore and reveal how society, politics and culture shape human lives, attitudes and actions.
The faculty and staff in the department strive to make students more effective and valuable as citizens, scholars, and professionals through teaching the skills of social analysis, public administration, research, writing and social action.
The open house today will allow majors and non-majors to ask specific questions about the department and possible future career paths.
“We will have a fun activity for students to complete to earn some pizza and a drink,” Griffith said. “Please stop by AH N216 to pick up your activity card and sign-in. We hope to see everyone there to discover the variety of programs our department has to offer.”