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BA in Social Science

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Science is an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary program based on in-depth inquiry into human behavior and the ways in which behavior is affected by environment and society. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program should have graduated high school and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree from Ashford University and develop a sound understanding of the society we live in - individuals, families, communities, governments, and cultures - from various perspectives. Specialize your degree when you apply approved transfer credits toward a concentration. Choose from over 20 transfer concentrations including education studies, biology, and more. Adding a concentration enhances your degree and allows you to use credit you've already earned.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science:

Course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

  • Select nine credits in history, including six or more credits at the 300 level or higher.
  • Select nine - 12 credits in psychology, including six or more at the 300 level or higher.
  • Select nine credits in sociology, including six or more at the 300 level or higher.
  • Select six credits in multidisciplinary social science, selected from the following courses:
  • HCA 305: The U.S. Health Care System (3 credits)
  • LIB 309: Interdisciplinary Topics in the Liberal Arts (3 credits)
  • LIB 318: Peacemaking: A Study of Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
  • LIB 320: Global Socioeconomic Perspectives (3 credits)
  • LIB 332: Science & Culture (3 credits)
  • LIB 323: Revolution & Terrorism in the Modern World (3 credits)
  • LIB 325: The Civil War in American Culture (3 credits)
  • Select three - six credits in cross-cultural perspectives.
  • ANT 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • GEO 201 / 301: Survey of World Regional Geography (3 credits)
  • HIS 103: World Civilizations I (3 credits)
  • HIS 104: World Civilizations II (3 credits)
  • LIB 316: Literature in Historical Context (3 credits)
  • LIB 320: Global Socioeconomic Perspectives (3 credits)
  • SOC 308: Racial & Ethnic Groups (3 credits)
  • SOC 315: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)
  • Select three credits in political science.
  • Three-credit seminar:
  • LIB 307: Social Science Seminar (3 credits)
  • Select one of the following four courses:
  • MAT 332: Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  • PSY 325: Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • PSY 326: Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PSY 335: Tests & Measurements (3credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program who are interested in furthering their education have a vast array of master's degree options. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the education and qualifications needed for a position in a number of specialized areas connected to social sciences, including law, psychiatry, media studies, business, and economics.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Applied Anthropology
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Psychology

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program is designed to prepare enrolled students to pursue entry-level employment in any number of fields. Social science is a very broad umbrella that represents numerous career options.

Possibilities that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Advertising and public relations
  • Arts and culture
  • Consulting
  • Computing and IT
  • Education
  • Financial and legal
  • Language-related careers
  • Leisure, tourism, and travel
  • Media, communications, and information
  • Human resources
  • Public service
  • Sales and marketing
  • Social services

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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