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).