Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the web site for the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn!
The Social Sciences Department houses the disciplines of Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science as well as the Masters of Public Policy program.
We offer a wide range of courses taught by some of the university’s most talented instructors and accomplished scholars. Indeed, a great many of our faculty have been formally recognized through university and professional awards for the excellence of their teaching and scholarship (examples of some of this work can be found outside our departmental office and listed in the faculty biographies found on this website).
Beyond the numerous excellent classroom opportunities provided by the Department, we also offer students a wide range of experiential learning opportunities such as our Public Affairs and Ottawa Internship programs and Internships in Economics and History. Participants in these programs regularly comment on the invaluable experience gained and a great many internship opportunities have led to full-time employment for our students after their graduation.
The department is very proud of its majors and the training that they receive. Our alumni/ae work as teachers, lawyers, doctors, CEOs, professors, in local, state, and federal government, and in many other fields. With hundreds of courses offered annually, and a dedicated, committed, and engaged faculty, we are confident that the Department of Social Sciences offers something for everyone. We invite you to explore further what we have to offer and would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions that you might have.
Associate Professor of History and Chair,
Department of Social Sciences