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School of Social Sciences, Communication & Humanities

About Social Sciences, Communication, and Humanities

The School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Humanities offer an array of programs that prepares students for a variety of career paths. Students in the School’s programs develop strong critical thinking and written and communication skills valuable in any profession, but also develop specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen major. In their internships, they gain hands-on experience, apply knowledge gained in the classroom, and learn what it takes to succeed as a professional in their field.

Social Sciences
offers a range of programs for students interested in examining human behavior and the social forces that shape our lives.  You will find yourself among a vibrant community of learners dedicated to understanding and tackling society’s greatest challenges.  Majors are offered in criminal justice, political science, and psychology; minors include human services, sociology, and security studies.  We also offer a fifth-year Master’s program in homeland security studies.  Whichever program you decide to pursue, you will work with an interdisciplinary team of student-centered faculty—consisting of full-time scholars and part-time professionals—who are passionate about their fields and excited to work hands-on with you both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Communication offers degree programs that will prepare you for careers in a range of dynamic and continually evolving professions.  Whether pursuing a degree in Communication, Marketing Communication/Advertising, Digital Media: Journalism, or Digital Media: TV/Film Production, you will use tools, technologies, and concepts needed for effective communication, learning how to apply them for maximum impact in a constantly changing media landscape.   In classes in advertising, public relations, social media marketing, podcasting, screenwriting, multimedia journalism, or contemporary filmmaking techniques, you will engage with faculty who are experts in their fields.  Additionally, communication programs will help you become critical media consumers as well as creators, attuned to the complexities of our converged media system.  

Humanities programs – including majors in English, history, and liberal studies, and minors in fields such as philosophy, American Studies, and religion – students develop critical and creative thinking, and written and oral communication skills valued by employers in a broad range of fields.  They take classes taught by dynamic instructors, who are also accomplished scholars and writers, and benefit from programs supported by the Tadler Center for the Humanities, including a distinguished speaker series and a writer-in-residence program.  Our graduates become attorneys, teachers, and professional writers; work for museums, local and state government, businesses, and non-profit organizations; and receive advanced degrees from colleges around the world.

Digital Media Center

The Digital Media Center is an integral part of the School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Humanities students experience.

Hands-on Learning

As a communication student at Endicott, you'll enjoy many opportunities for active learning.

ECTV, the College’s 24-hour, closed-circuit cable television station and EC Radio are available to showcase student productions. ECTV and EC Radio stream live from the College website.

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School of Social Sciences, Communication, & Humanities Mission:

As a multidisciplinary community, we seek to understand complex human interaction through narrative, empirical inquiry, and creative expression. We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among our students, faculty, and staff. We prepare our students to pursue a variety of career opportunities in such areas as criminal justice, law, politics, social services, psychology, communication, digital media, the humanities, publishing, and education. Our students develop the curiosity, cultural awareness, professional competencies, and critical thinking skills necessary to become lifelong learners and engaged global citizens in our diverse, interconnected, and ever-changing world.

DEIB Commitment:

  1. We advocate for a diverse community where everyone, without distinction of any kind, belongs and has a voice rooted in respect and understanding.

  2. We engage in thoughtful dialogue to examine a wide range of perspectives, worldviews, and value systems to acknowledge the complexities of the human experience.

  3. We strive for equitable outcomes for all students through inclusive policies and practices.