Graduates of Eastern's Social Science Studies Program have a wide range of employment/career opportunities. The program's primary purpose of course is to prepare teachers of secondary social studies for the schools of the state and the nation. However, the major also provides a good grounding for employment in a variety of governmental agencies and business organizations. In addition, the major offers excellent interdisciplinary undergraduate preparation for graduate study in history, political science, sociology and a number of other of the social science disciplines. Several of the program's graduates have also completed law school. All of the disciplines which serve as integral components of the major require critical thinking and strong communications skills. The Social Science Studies Program also provides its majors with a robust oral presentation skill set. All these 21st century skills are valuable in a wide variety of jobs.