The School of Social Sciences is a vibrant community of scholars, students, and educators with an unconventional vision for creating a society that we can all thrive in. We take a boutique approach - insightful, focused, personal - customized to the development of each of our students and tailored for tomorrow's challenges.
The School of Social Sciences is made up of seven departments with one mission, to improve society. Our faculty study of some of society’s biggest issues, and teach their findings in the classroom.
School of Social Sciences students are learning the skills needed to tackle the world’s greatest challenges – with vision and understanding. Our rigorous curriculum is complimented by unmatched opportunities for students to conduct research with faculty members and participate in professional practica.
Which early interventions lead to greater educational attainment for low-income children? How does team training impact astronauts? Our research explores answers to these timely questions and many more.
The School of Social Sciences at Rice University is dedicated to challenging old assumptions, finding answers to tough questions and generating solutions that make lives better.
Is conflict between religion and science an invention of the Western world?
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Prejudice among white people can lessen over time, according to new research.
Prejudice among white people can lessen over time, according to new research from Rice
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Speaking up in front of a supervisor can be stressful -- but it doesn't have to be, ac
New Rice University research has found that people selling stuff on classified ad webs
HOUSTON – (June 10, 2019) – New Rice University research has found that people selling