What Can I Do with an ISS Degree?

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.

The varying aspects of the Interdisciplinary Social Science Program