Social Studies
MN

Departments

Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Preparing students for professional work in the complex and critically important media world and for informed, thoughtful engagement in their communities and in public life.

Economics

Preparing students to confront vital issues, raise critical perspectives, and explore new methodologies in the study of the fundamental concepts of power and change.

Political Science

Preparing students to confront vital issues, raise critical perspectives, and explore new methodologies in the study of the fundamental concepts of power and change.

Sociology

Enriching social scientific understandings of the complex problems societies face today.

Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences

We enable students to better understand the complexities of human communication across the life span.

Anthropology

We discover what it means to be human in our past, present, and future by examining the evolution and contemporary comparative study of human biology, culture, and materials throughout time and in every part of the world.

Geography, Environment, and Society

Using science, theory, innovative technology and fieldwork, we explore the complex relationships between society and nature, people and places, and the causes and consequences of environmental change.

History

By pushing the boundaries of the human story across time, space, cultures, and media, we reveal the interconnected narrative threads and patterns of our individual and collective lives.

Psychology

Unlocking human behavior and making life-changing discoveries that help people live better lives.

African American and African Studies

Within a single academic department our students study the rich social, political, economic, and cultural complexities of Africa, African America, and the broader African Diaspora.

Centers

Minnesota Population Center

The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. The MPC serves nearly 100 faculty affiliates spread over 26 departments in nine colleges at the University of Minnesota. As a leading developer and disseminator of demographic data, we also serve a broader audience of some 70,000 demographic researchers worldwide.