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The GWU Department of Social Sciences will equip you with the skills you need to explore a range of concepts within a variety of social science fields including history, geography, politics, sociology, and economics.

The department understands the value of developing an awareness of social, political, and historical factors that influence cultures of the world. These skills are crucial for future success in both academic and professional pursuits including law, education, journalism, social work, public services, and more.

Dr. Dianne Sykes

Department Chair; Associate Professor – Sociology

019 Frank Nanney Hall
(704) 406-3915
[email protected]

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When you leave GWU, you will leave with lifelong friendships, an increased faith, and a top-notch education.
— Ivana Hughes ’13
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The sociology, psychology and history classes were critical to my career, because working in communities I have learned that if you don’t understand the history of the community, you can’t understand the people.”
— Stan Law ’85
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The classes I took at Gardner-Webb were incredibly challenging and prepared me for the workforce. I graduated college with everything I needed to have a career in education.”
— Sam Vining ’16