Social (Helpers)

People who like to help people - to inform, enlighten, teach, train, develop, or cure them; are skilled with words; concerned with the welfare of others, compassionate.

Social Majors, Classes, & Careers

Step 1: Complete the Spartan Interest Assessment 

Please complete the Spartan Interest Assessment and read the information on your results. Next, if you’re interested in learning more about Social majors, classes, and careers, take some time to explore the information in the next steps. Feel free to explore majors, classes, and careers for as many categories that interest you. 

Step 2: Social Majors, Classes, Careers & more

Take a few minutes to explore potential majors, classes, and careers for the Social (Helpers) category. We encourage you to write down any areas that you would like to learn more about. Be sure to take note of any questions you might have about these as well. 

  • Social Majors

    View MSU majors that might interest you. Learn about each major's requirements on our Academic Programs Catalog, and click here to find out, "What can I do with this Major?"

    • Advertising Management
    • Arabic
    • Art Education
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Child Development 
    • Chinese
    • Comparative Cultures and Politics
    • Criminal Justice
    • Early Care and Education
    • Education (Elementary)
    • French
    • German
    • Global and International Studies in Social Science
    • History
    • History Education
    • Hospitality Business
    • Human Capital and Society
    • Human Development and Family Studies - BA/BS
    • Human Resource Management
    • Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science - BA/BS
    • Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science - Social Science Education 
    • Japanese
    • Kinesiology
    • Linguistics
    • Management
    • Music
    • Music Education
    • Nursing
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science (General & Pre-Law)
    • Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy
    • Psychology – BA/BS
    • Public Policy
    • Religious Studies
    • Residential College in the Arts & Humanities
    • Russian
    • Social Relations and Policy
    • Social Work
    • Spanish
    • Special Education (Learning Disabilities)
    • Women's & Gender Studies
    • World Politics
  • Social Classes

    View exploratory classes for the Social (Helpers) category. Learn about course descriptions here

    • ADV 205 (3): Principles of Advertising
    • ADV 260 (3): Principles of Public Relations
    • AIIS 201 (3): Introduction to American Indian and Indigenous Studies
    • AL 200 (3): Cultural Difference and Study Abroad
    • ANP 200 (3): Navigating Another Culture
    • ANP 201 (3): Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • ANP 204 (3): Introduction to Medical Anthropology
    • ANP 220 (3): Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective
    • ANP 236 (3): Peace and Justice Studies
    • ANP 270 (3): Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives
    • CEP 260 (3): Dynamics of Personal Adjustment
    • CEP 261 (3): Substance Abuse
    • CLS 201 (3): Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
    • COM 100 (3): Human Communication
    • COM 225 (3): An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
    • COM 240 (4): Introduction to Organizational Communication
    • COM 275 (3): Effects of Mass Communication
    • CSD 203 (3): Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • CSD 213 (3): Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Hearing
    • CSD 232 (2): Descriptive Phonetics
    • CSD 333 (3): Oral Language Development
    • CSS 120 (3): Issues in Food & Agriculture
    • CSS 124 (2): Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
    • CSUS 200 (3): Introduction to Sustainability
    • CSUS 250 (3): Global Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • CSUS 265 (3): Exploring the Environment & Sustainability using Film
    • CSUS 273 (3): Introduction to Travel and Tourism
    • CSUS 276 (3): Sustaining Our National Parks and Recreation Lands
    • EAD 315 (3): Student Leadership Training
    • ENG153 (4): Introduction to Women Authors
    • GEO 151 (3): Human Geography
    • GEO 204 (3): World Regional Geography
    • GSAH 220 (3): Global Interactions and Identities
    • GSAH 230 (3): Values, Experience, and Difference in Global Context
    • HB 100 (2): Introduction to Hospitality Business
    • HB 105 (2): Service Management Principles
    • HDFS 145 (3): The Individual, Couples and Families
    • HDFS 211 (3): Child Growth & Development
    • HDFS 212 (3): Children, Youth and Family
    • HDFS 225 (3): Lifespan Human Development in the Family
    • HRLR 201 (3): Human Capital and Society
    • HRLR 211 (3): Introduction to Organizational Leadership
    • HST 110 (3): Historical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
    • HST 220 (3): History of Food and Alcohol Social Helpers
    • JRN 108 (3): The World of Media
    • LIN 200 (3): Introduction to Language
    • LIN 225 (3): Language and Gender
    • MI 101 (3): Understanding Media and Information
    • PHL 101 (3): Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHL 130 (3): Logic & Reasoning
    • PHL 210 (3): Ancient Greek Philosophy
    • PLS 100 (3): Introduction to American Politics
    • PLS 140 (3): Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • PLS 160 (3): Introduction to International Relations
    • PLS 170 (3): Introduction to Political Philosophy
    • PSY 101 (4): Introductory Psychology
    • PSY 200 (3): Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY 209 (3): Brain and Behavior
    • PSY 235 (3): Social Psychology
    • PSY 236 (3): Personality
    • PSY 244 (3): Developmental Psychology: Infancy Through Childhood
    • PSY 255 (3): Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    • PSY 280 (3): Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY 320 (3): Health Psychology
    • REL 101 (3): Exploring Religion
    • REL 185 (3): Introduction to Religion and Non-Profits
    • SOC 100 (4): Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 131 (3): Social Problems
    • SOC 161 (3): International Development and Change
    • SOC 214 (3): Social Inequality
    • SOC 215 (3): Race & Ethnicity
    • SOC 216 (3): Sex and Gender
    • SOC 241 (3): Social Psychology
    • SOC 252 (3): Intro to Environmental Sociology
    • SOC 260 (3): Intro to Human Migration
    • SW 200 (3): Introduction to Social Work
    • TE 100 (1): Introduction to Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • TE 101 (3): Social Foundations of Justice and Equity in Education
    • TE 150 (3): Reflections on Learning
    • TE 201 (3): Current Issues in Education
    • TE 250 (3): Human Diversity, Power, Opportunity in Social Institutions.
    • THR 101 (3): Acting I
    • UP 201 (4): Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
    • WS 201 (3): Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
    • WS 202 (3): Introduction to Contemporary Feminisms and Gender Theories
  • Social Careers

    View careers for the Social (Helpers) category:

    • Athletic Trainer
    • Child Care Worker
    • Chiropractor
    • Counselor / Therapist
    • Dental Hygienist
    • Higher Education / Student Affairs
    • Health Educator
    • Medical Assistant
    • Nurse
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physician Assistant
    • Preschool Teacher
    • Probation Officer
    • Professor or College Instructor
    • Radiation Therapist
    • Recreation Worker
    • Social Worker
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Teacher (Elementary & Secondary Education)
    • Vocational Education Teacher

Step 3: What’s next?

Now that you have identified majors, classes, and careers that you would like to learn about, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with an Exploratory Advisor to discuss what you’ve learned, and identify the next steps in your exploration process.