Social Sciences Program      Social Sciences bachelor's degree



Program Director: Tina Ebenger, Ph.D.
Faculty:George Grzesiowski, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Joseph Kovach, Psy.D., Valerie Pennanen, Ph.D., Wanda Powe, M.S. and Adam Raven, M.A.

Social Sciences Mission

The Social Sciences Program provides students the theoretical and multi-disciplinary foundation to think critically about important issues facing society.  Social Sciences courses expose students to various disciplines, including: Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, with a focus on how underlying concepts, theories, principles, and laws affect human behavior, social justice, and societal systems and institutions.

As a multi-disciplinary program, the Social Sciences program prepares the student for numerous career tracks, especially in the fields of government or social service agencies, and provides valuable foundational knowledge for further study in graduate or professional schools.

The Social Sciences Program is designed to serve a diverse student population.  Students entering with no prior college attendance will find that the program provides a well-rounded educational experience.  The program’s emphasis on communication, both oral and written, research, and critical thinking serves to assist students to prepare for graduate or professional studies or for a wide variety of entry-level careers dealing with the social sciences.  Students with previous college study and career experience in these fields will find the program to be an excellent opportunity to develop as reflective and competent practitioners. 


Have questions? Contact our Enrollment Specialists

Brenda Pena-Martinez

Office: Room 113

Phone: (219) 473-4209



Carlos Moreno

Office: Room 115

Phone: (219) 473-4207