Career Options

Careers for Social Science Majors

  • Teacher/Professor
  • Archeologist
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Politician
  • Sociologist
  • Criminologist
  • Linguist
  • Journalist
  • Consultant
  • Editor/Author

Starting Salary*

The typical starting salary for graduates with a Bachelor of Social Science is $30,000. The typical salary after 10-19 years is $64,000.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit

Job Titles of People with Social Science Degrees

  • Associate Director of Education, North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Principle Editor, Sepphoris in Galilee: Crosscurrents of Culture
  • President and CEO, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Paleontologist, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Legislative Assistant, Florida Congressman Pete Peterson
  • Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Ada County Field Supervisor, Assisting Angels Home Care
  • Economic Development Manager, Town of Apple Valley, CA
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.