The Social Sciences Department (SSD) is a servicing unit directly under the College of Liberal Arts and Communication in charge of the Development Studies, Community Development, Political Science and Philosophy programs of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. Its faculty is specialized in the fields of Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology-Anthropology, Economics, and History.
In an effort by the department to become an an instrument in developing the political, economic and social consciousness of the whole academe as well as the community it serves, its faculty members utilize vigorous, creative and dynamic means to teach and conduct research within the context of critical analysis, rational actions and dedicated community service.
SSD faculty members also take part in research aligned with the University’s Research Agenda and the College Research Roadmap, towards the role of an academic institution in fostering development, introduction of technology, scientific innovations and trailblazing studies in the development of several key points of great concern to the provincial development goals. Among the department's goals is targeting mutual cooperation between DLSU-D and the provincial government wherein areas as economic planning, development studies, eco-tourism, information technology, histourism, among others will be explored by the SSD according to the respective specializations and technical expertise of the faculty members.