Setting a Solid Foundation: Faculty Explain Various Career Options for Humanities and Social Sciences Majors Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Point Park University political science alumnus and former Coro Pittsburgh fellow Laier-Rayshon Smith '15, is now a dual master's degree candidate pursuing degrees in urban planning and design studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Additionally, Smith won an American Planning Association Foundation Scholarship in 2019.
"Humanities and social sciences graduates of Point Park University are ready to enter many career fields upon graduation — from advocacy to local government to education to journalism. A liberal arts education in HSS is a solid foundation for knowledge about our society and the larger world!"
What majors are offered through the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences?
Our department offers the following six distinctive majors:
- Global Cultural Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Legal Studies
- Liberal Studies
- Political Science
Tell us about the new courses you are offering this fall.
We are offering introductory courses in environmental studies this year including our new course this fall: Nature and Society (SOC/GCS 194).
Also, we are offering courses in international studies (e.g. International Law) for political science majors and an introductory comparative politics course that we believe benefits all incoming and current Point Park students. Learn about this course titled Introduction to the Study of Government Systems (POLS 250), which is scheduled for this fall.
How does Point Park help students to be career-ready?
Humanities and social sciences graduates of Point Park University are ready to enter many career fields upon graduation — from advocacy to local government to education to journalism.
A liberal arts education in HSS is a solid foundation for knowledge about our society and the larger world!
Where have graduates of your department landed internships and jobs?
Below is a select list of the governmental, advocacy and private organizations which our Point Park University HSS graduates have interned and/or worked:
Brittany Arp '21, political science and legal
studies double major
- Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
- Amizade Global Service Learning
- Bellevue Borough
- Coro Pittsburgh
- Downtown Community Development Corporation
- Friends of the Riverfront
- Kraemer, Manes and Associates
- Ohio Board of Regents
- U.S. Government Accountability Office
- Washington Observer-Reporter newspaper
Also, our HSS graduates have taught English abroad for such organizations as APAX English and have enrolled in master's and law degree programs throughout the country.