Unlike a field such as architecture or accounting, an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science is not training for a specific job. ISS provides valuable skills for a broader application across the job market. In fact, because of the broad range of study and a flexible program geared toward ‘real world’ issues and problems, ISS graduates have options for applying valuable insights and skills to a rewarding career.
Here are a few of the major skills you can gain through your ISS study, all of which are highly desirable in today’s job market:
- Research skills
- Creative approaches to complex problems
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Refined communication abilities
- Team project experience
- Broad scope of knowledge and global perspectives
Career options for ISS graduates include (but are not limited to) legislative aid/analyst, research analyst, assistant planner, federal and state agencies, public administration, and city and county planning departments, social studies teacher.
ISS students have a significant advantage in career planning thanks to a university Career Center liaison embedded within the department. Visit the Career Services tab for more information.