Social Science & Business
SOCIAL SCIENCES AND BUSINESS PREPARE YOU FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF PATHS

In the Social Science and Business division at Eureka College, students can gain a deep understanding of multiple subjects offered through a variety of majors. Our social sciences majors prepare you to make a difference in the world and achieve your dreams.

Experiential learning is a hallmark of this division, past opportunities include:
  • Working in law firms
  • Presenting original research in Sweden
  • Helping senior citizens with their tax accounting
  • Travelling in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark
  • Recommending business plans to major corporations
  • Studying services for the homeless in Savannah
  • Attending scholarly meetings
  • Producing local television news
MAJORS
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Sociology
  • History and Political Science
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Psychology
MINORS
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Sociology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
  • Pre-Law
SECONDARY EDUCATION
  • Social Science with a Designation in History
DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS
  • Psychology/Occupational Therapy

Social Science & Business

Accounting
The Accounting major provides students with the pre-professional training that will enable them to solve tomorrow’s complex problems and to be leaders in business and related fields. Accounting majors have two degree paths from which to choose. Students may complete: (1) a 120-hour degree, which is considered the 4-year private track, or (2) a 150-hour degree, which is the public track. The 150-hour degree qualifies students to take the Certified Public Accounting Exam (CPA).
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Business Administration
The Business Administration degree program offers coursework to enable students to meet the challenges of the economic environment and to be leaders in business and related fields. Within the Business Administration major, students may elect to emphasize training in Arts Administration, Finance and Accounting, International Business, Management, or Marketing. Beyond this, majors may select from a wide variety of elective courses in order to develop focused skills and expertise.
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Child Life Specialist
The major in Child Life Specialist is designed to prepare students who are interested in the profession of Child Life Specialist the background needed to pursue a graduate degree in Child Life Studies.
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Criminal Justice/Sociology
Looking to make the world safer and more secure for future generations? Majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology provides a liberal arts education to students who wish to pursue a vocation in public service or in some part of the criminal justice system or related organizations. Eureka’s program is designed for those who wish to become practitioners in the field or further their education through graduate studies.
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Economics
The Economics minor is designed to appeal to students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and will therefore serve various campus constituencies. Although the primary course content of the minor will consist of Economics courses, students will be able to craft the minor specifically to one of five “focus” areas.
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History & Political Science
Courses in History and Political Science seek to provide a general understanding of the framework of the past, to provide a basis for comprehending the dynamic forces that shape events, and to develop a sense of perspective with which to view the trends of the present world.
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Organizational Leadership
The Organizational Leadership program prepares students to assume management-focused leadership positions at organizations in both the public and private sectors. Through a dynamic curriculum that links theory with best practices, students are trained in the principles and skills of transformational leadership—leadership that translates vision into change within the team-based management environments that characterize today’s organizations.
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Pre-Actuarial
Students attending Eureka who are interested in an actuarial career will most often major in Mathematics with additional coursework (or minors) in Business Administration and Economics.
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Pre-Law
Although certain courses are recommended for students preparing to go on to law school after graduation from Eureka, there is no one prescribed major.
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Psychology
The major in Psychology give students an understanding of a wide variety of human behaviors and an appreciation of the concepts and methodology employed in the study of psychology.
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Psychology/Occupational
Psychology/Occupational Therapy is a 3+2 program conducted in cooperation with Washington University School of Medicine (Program in Occupational Therapy) in St. Louis, Missouri. This program prepares students for careers in hospital settings, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, etc., assisting physicians and other types of therapists to train and rehabilitate individuals with physical defects, injuries, and other health problems.
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Social Work
Eureka College is affiliated with Methodist College to offer this 2+2 program in Social Work. Through this affiliation, students may begin their college career at Eureka College, enjoying the educational and social benefits of a residential liberal arts college.
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Sociology and Psychology
Sociology and anthropology study the many facets of human societies, cultures, and social behavior. Courses in this area will illuminate the attempts of social scientists to provide answers to persistent questions of social life. Students will learn how to better observe and conceptualize their social and cultural world.
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