The Social Science Studies degree program offers students an opportunity to develop a major integrating the different social science disciplines at UNLV, including anthropology, gender & sexuality studies, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Students who major in Social Science Studies will understand how various social science disciplines structure and advance knowledge, raise and answer analytical questions, and deal with competing theories within specific fields. Emphasis is placed on developing critical awareness of the different methodologies applied to questions about society, social interaction, and human subjectivity. Students work closely with their advisers to plan a program that satisfies the required competencies in a chosen area of focus and in the social science disciplines. Students participate in a capstone during their final semester, demonstrating the incorporation of their chosen disciplines into a project, presentation, and paper.

Core Faculty



Tim Gauthier

Director of Social Science Studies
Office: CHB-B 416
Mail Code: 5027
Phone: 702-895-0356
Fax: 702-895-4097