Learning psychology, sociology, anthropology or any other “social science” will enable you have amazing insight into the human mind and condition. This education will serve you well in both the business and academic worlds. Hands-on research will be a major component of any social science, so be ready to do a good number of surveys. Learning to do complex research is a highly valuable skill in the business or academic world.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

Dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. Visit
Covers psychological and cognitive science resources, the practice of psychology, APA's publishing operations, and information for the public on the field and the association. Visit
Professional Society Dedicated to Anthropology Visit
International professional organization for physical anthropologists. Visit
National organization of medical psychoanalysts. The site contains a roster and program, publication, and organization information. Visit
NACBT provides certifications, seminars, and networking for cognitive-behavioral therapists. Student and professional memberships available. Visit
Encourages creative and scholarly activity in philosophy and represents philosophy as a discipline in the United States. Visit
An association of people interested in the methods, applications, and analysis of public opinion and survey research. Includes Public Opinion Quarterly index. Visit
Founded to establish a forum for communication among scholars applying methods from the physical sciences to archaeology and to aid the broader archaeological community in assessing the potentials and problems of those methods. Visit
International, interdisciplinary organization doing research in economics, sociology, political science, and other fields. Visit