Applied Social Research


Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science | College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

What is Applied Social Research?

A BS in Applied Social Sciences with a major in Applied Social Research (ASO) will provide students with a broad comparative foundation in the social sciences and the skills necessary to design, conduct, interpret, evaluate and present quantitative and qualitative research integral to understanding complex social phenomena. This degree will equip students with transferable core skills in the use of appropriate computer technology and software; spatial data analysis and visualization; and oral, written, and visual communication of results. Graduates will be qualified for admission to graduate school programs or work as researchers and data analysts in a wide range of careers including business, marketing and finance; education; healthcare; local and state government; non-profit organizations; and social service agencies.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

This multidisciplinary skills-based degree seeks to provide students with a solid foundation in the social sciences and develop strong research skills. Participation in multiple research projects will play a central role in the curriculum. The objective is to enable students to develop widely applicable, hands-on research skills in applied social science research methodology and promote the ability to secure sustainable employment.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

The curriculum consists of a variety of social science and social science research methods-based courses along with basic statistics. In addition, students will be required to complete an internship or an independent study as part of this degree program. Career Services will assist with placing students. The Applied Research Center at Miami Middletown will be able to provide internship opportunities for several students in the program each semester.

What can I do with this major?

Graduates with this multidisciplinary applied social science degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Economic and Social Data Consultant
  • Evaluation and Assessment Specialist (businesses, financial institutions, city/state offices, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, marketing/survey research firms)
  • GIS Analysts and Technicians
  • Public and Private Sector employment needs for research specialties
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related fields

Who can I contact for more information?

Social and Behavioral Sciences

566 Mosler Hall
Hamilton Campus