Department of Social Sciences

An artist's rendering of Smiddy Hall, home of the Department of Social Sciences, after current renovations are completed

An artist's rendering of Smiddy Hall, home of the Department of Social Sciences

 

The department offers degrees in Administration of Justice, Government (with concentrations available in Foreign Affairs and Political Science), Psychology, and Sociology.  For information about the Degree Majors, visit the Degree Programs page.

Minors are available in Administration of Justice, Government, Psychology, and Sociology. A minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours, 12 of which must be at the 3000-level or above. In designing a course of study for a minor, students are required to consult faculty members in the chosen disciplines. 

Along with its degree-granting programs, the Department also offers Certification to teach in the Secondary schools (grades 8-12) with areas of concentration consisting of Political Science, along with Sociology and Cultural Anthropology.

Department Contacts

Bryan H. Hoyt, PhD
Departmental Chair
bhh3f@uvawise.edu
Smiddy Hall 136

Linda Meade
Departmental Administrative Assistant
lc5n@uvawise.edu
Smiddy Hall 138