Social Sciences

Degree Programs

The Department offers six degrees:

Chair's Message

We are delighted that you have been admitted to Mississippi Valley State University as a choice for your higher education. We will even be more grateful if you would consider majoring in one of our social sciences majors in the Department of Social Sciences.
The Department of Social Sciences is home to five undergraduate programs:
  1. General Studies and University Studies
  2. History
  3. Government & Politics (with concentrations in Political Science and Public Administration)
  4. Pre-Law/Legal Studies
  5. Sociology, and
One graduate program, Master of Artis in Rural Public Policy and Planning, is available in the Department of Social Sciences.
The Department of Social Sciences has more than seven full-time and seven adjunct faculty, trained in some of the finest universities in the world. The faculty is very experienced in what they do and their primary goal is to educate, motivate and inspire you to be the best you can be.
In the Department of Social Sciences, you can major in Government & Politics, and or Pre-Law if you are interested in pursuing a career in law, public service, or not-for-profit agencies, or if you want to work for the local, state, or federal government. You can also major in History if you are interested in teaching social studies in high or middle schools or major in sociology if you are people or research-oriented.
 The Department of Social Sciences sponsors the Mock Trial Team as well as clubs in History, Political Science, Public Administration, and Sociology.
Faculty in the Department of Social Sciences assure you that your experience here will be enlightening, exciting, and rewarding and as Chair, I will make sure that your concerns are addressed timely and your potential is maximized.
We are anxiously expecting to meet you and discuss further our majors. You may contact the Department of Social Sciences at (662) 254-3352 or my office at (662) 254-3357 or email me at  to make your transition to one of our majors’ smoother and enjoyable experience.
Richard J. Mushi
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Public Administration