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Social Sciences Professional Studies at MassBay

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Social Sciences & Professional Studies

The Division of Social Sciences and Professional Studies centers on areas of study that prepare you for further study and careers in the social sciences and in the professions. Programs are offered through these academic areas: Business, Education, Global Studies, History and Government, Human Services, Legal and Paralegal Studies, Liberal Studies and Social Sciences. Course offerings are designed to help students explore a wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills.  

Jane O'Brien Friederichs Ph.D., Dean, Division of Social Sciences & Professional Studies -

Discussing the Advantages of the Social Science and Professional Studies Programs at MassBay



Because you receive the high-quality education that is required by today’s workplace, you are well prepared  for transfer to a baccalaureate program and also for a variety of fulfilling and high-demand career options in a variety of human service, educational, professional, and legal settings.


For further information on these degree programs, please contact the dean, the department chair or program coordinator.

Examples of some of the destinations of our graduates:


  • Students in Business have gone on to further study at Babson College, Bentley College, Northeastern University, UMass Boston and other institutions.
  • Students in Hospitality Management have gone on to further study at UMass Amherst and other institutions.  
  • Students in the Early Childhood Education have gone on to further study at Framingham State University, Bridgewater State College, UMass Amherst and other institutions.
  • Students in the Social Sciences have gone on to further study at Framingham State University, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, Wellesley College and other institutions.
  • Students in History have gone on to further study at Curry College and other institutions.
  • Students in Legal Studies have gone on to further study at Suffolk University and other institutions.