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Social science is the field of scholarship that studies society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, business administration, communication, criminology, economics, education, government, linguistics, international relations, political science, sociology and, in some contexts, geography, history, law, and psychology.

The term may be used, however, in the specific context of referring to the original science of society established in 19th century sociology. Émile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber are typically cited as the principal architects of modern social science by this definition.Positivist social scientists use methods resembling those of the natural sciences as tools for understanding society, and so define science in its stricter modern sense. Interpretivist social scientists, by contrast, may use social critique or symbolic interpretation rather than constructing empirically falsifiable theories, and thus treat science in its broader sense. In modern academic practice, researchers are often eclectic, using multiple methodologies (for instance, by combining the quantitative and qualitative techniques). The term social research has also acquired a degree of autonomy as practitioners from various disciplines share in its aims and methods.

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Matching Social Science Colleges

Name
Tidewater Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,914 average out-state tuition; $2,676 average in-state tuition
Washington State University
Four or more years; Public; $20,652 average out-state tuition; $9,374 average in-state tuition
Butte College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,884 average out-state tuition; $864 average in-state tuition
Northern Virginia Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,389 average out-state tuition; $3,859 average in-state tuition
Palomar College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,184 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,360 average out-state tuition; $1,080 average in-state tuition
Bellevue University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $6,240 average out-state tuition; $6,240 average in-state tuition

Social Science Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Program $34,000 February 17, 2017
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship $24,000 January 10, 2017
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Up to $27,000 January 06, 2017
Wayne F. Placek Grant $15,000 March 01, 2017
Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship $5,000 February 10, 2017
Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship $5,000 April 28, 2017
APIASF/Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship $4,000 January 11, 2017
Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship $3,000 January 15, 2017
Executive Council Outstanding Student Award - CSUF Up to $2,500 March 04, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - Pacific University $2,500 February 28, 2017