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Find the complete list of Programs in this Curriculum here.

The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior. (CIP Code #45)

Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Anthropology; Economics; Geography; International Relations; Political Science and Government; Sociology. 

Prominent figures related to this curriculum:

Social Sciences, Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger from the 'Global Economic Forum'

Alan Greenspan (1926-Present)
High-profile former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve
Henry Kissinger (1923-Present)
Political scientist, diplomat, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Italian philosopher and writer best known for The Prince

Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.

Anthropologists & Archeologists: $57,300
Sociologists: $75,460
Political Scientists: $99,320
Cartographers & Photogrammetrists: $57,980

Economists: $90,830
Geographers: $66,830
Market Research Analysts: $67,340
Lawyers: $102,470

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The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior. Note ( History programs have been moved from this Series and placed in a newly-established Series (Series 54.).
  • Social Sciences, General.
    Instructional content is defined in code 45.0101.
  • Social Sciences, General.
    A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.
  • Anthropology.
    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 45.0201- 45.0299.
  • Anthropology.
    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.
  • Physical Anthropology.
    (NEW) A program that focuses on the application of the biological sciences and anthropology to the study of the adaptations, variability, and the evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Includes instructions in anthropology, human and mammalian anatomy, cell biology, paleontology, human culture and behavior, neuroscience, forensic anthropology, anatomical reconstruction, comparative anatomy, and laboratory science and methods.
  • Anthropology, Other.
    (NEW) Any instructional program in Anthropology not listed above.
  • Archeology.
    Instructional content is defined in code 45.0301.
  • Archeology.
    A program that focuses on the systematic study of extinct societies, and the past of living societies, via the excavation, analysis and interpretation of their artifactual, human, and associated remains. Includes instruction in archeological theory, field methods, dating methods, conservation and museum studies, cultural and physical evolution, and the study of specific selected past cultures.
  • Criminology.
    Instructional content is defined in code 45.0401.