Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Science

The study of social science – or the science of society – is one of the broadest avenues of study offered by a particular educational institution or university.

What is this degree/program of study about?

A simple way to break down what subject matters generally fall under the heading of social science is to take fields outside natural, administrative, or managerial sciences. These can include anthropology, economics, education, political science, geography, history, and law. One common social science degree is the bachelor of arts in social science, which broadly examines and provides a foundation of research and analytical skills.

What does it take to earn this degree, and what will it result in for graduates?

The typical bachelor of arts in social science degree offers a truly interdisciplinary approach. In terms of coursework, students will embark on such varying topics of study as human geography, U.S. government, sociology, gender studies, environmental studies, and statistics, among other topics. Among the most common career options with such a degree includes that of a sociologist or political scientist. Political scientists generally study the development and operation of political and social systems and how they impact the evolution of society. The median annual wage for political scientists tops six figures, while job growth is expected to exceed 20 percent this decade (BLS.gov).

Social Science Bachelor Degree Programs

Guide to Online Political Science Degree Programs

 Kaplan University BS: Political Science Kaplan University – Kaplan University Bachelor of Science in Political Science program teaches you how government and society are interconnected on every level. You will study the government's responsibilities and effectiveness, and explore how a country's citizens have the ability to influence and change their government. With a bachelor's degree in political science, you could gain a solid foundation for a wide range of careers in law, public and government service, national security, and education. Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Ashford University BA: Political Science BA: Military Studies BA: Social & Criminal Justice BA: Poli Sci & Government BA: Org Mgmt – Political Sci Ashford University – The Organizational Management program examines the human side of managing organizations, allowing for skill development in communication, group behavior, decision-making, human resource management, and ethics. Ashford offers a Bachelor degree program for Political Science, Military Studies, Social & Criminal Justice, Government, and Organizational Management. Ashford University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, wascsenior.org.
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Walden University BS: Poli Sci & Public Admin Walden University – Explore the interrelated elements that make a community viable and access the tools and resources for sustainable community development as you prepare for a career as a town manager, department head, or director of a social service organization with the BS Political Science & Public Administration from Walden. Prepare to advance your career and to meet this increasing need for public sector professionals as you gain the skills to translate public policies into effective programs and projects.
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Norwich University MA: Diplomacy Norwich University – Norwich University's MA in Diplomacy provides a comprehensive overview of theories behind international relations, international law, the world economy, international conflict, its management and its resolution, terrorism, and post-conflict nation building. You'll explore emerging aspects of international law, the controversy of globalization, multilateral diplomacy as a tool to avoid conflict, post-conflict governing recovery issues, the cultural impact of rebuilding societies, and many more issues of current global importance. Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
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