The Social & Decision Sciences Programs Prepare the Next Generation of Decision Makers

The Department of Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) is an interdisciplinary department that offers undergraduate programs that combine studies in the social sciences with the practical skills needed to excel in key decision making roles in the public and private sectors and in graduate studies.

Students learn how to combine intellectual ideals with the realities of human and organizational behavior and to apply these lessons across a wide variety of endeavors, ranging from government service to leadership positions in the information economy.

SDS offers an array of majors, including:

The majors leverage SDS’s departmental core that includes courses in decision analysis, empirical research, behavioral economics and decision making. 

SDS also offers two minors: Decision Science & Policy Management. SDS is also home to the interdisciplinary minor in Sociology.