School of Social Science

Gretchen Sorin with students (Cooperstown Graduate Program)
Brian Haley with students during an Anthropology Class

The School of Social Science offers fascinating fields exploring many sides of the human experience in a changing environment—from psychology and anthropology to history and communication arts.

Our commitment to offering exceptional learning opportunities extends beyond the classroom. You’ll have many chances for hands-on learning and research. Meet students from all over the world at the National Model UN Conference. Discover centuries-old Native American artifacts during our summer Archeological Field School. Complete an internship at a social service agency or criminal justice organization in the region. Present a paper at our Women and Gender Studies Symposium.

You can also join active student organizations in each major, with educational, fun and career-focused activities ranging from WIRE TV, the college’s student-run television station, to the Political Science Club, which organizes an Undergraduate Political Science Conference each year.