School of Social Sciences and Education

The Social Science major is designed for students planning to major in social science and earn an elementary or secondary teaching credential at one of the California State Universities. Students should work with their counselors for specific university requirements.

Areas of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Child Development
  • Communication Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Social Sciences


Social Sciences Office Building
Merced Main Campus
(see campus map)


John Albano
John Albano

Dean of Fine & Performing Arts and Social Sciences
(209) 386-6777,

Joel Murphy
Faculty Co-Lead
(209) 381-6595

Stacey Roduner
Faculty Co-Lead

Lisa Givens
Area Secretary of Fine & Performing Arts and Social Sciences
(209) 384-6073,

Faculty Contact Information

Available on the Social Sciences Faculty & Staff page.