Colorado State University Global

BS in Applied Social Sciences

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences program is designed to provide students with a diverse education that could prepare them for careers in social work, counseling or the public sector. Read on to find out more about this bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

Students of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences program could expect to take courses in psychology, history, economics, communications and public administration. Course topics are likely to include career management, organizational diversity, group psychology, public policy development and community program management as well as overviews of government agency operations, civil service systems and nonprofit organizations. Other required courses might address history, communication technologies, global economics and leadership practices. A final project developed in the capstone course allows students to integrate extensive research with concepts and methods learned throughout the program.

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Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences:

Applied Social Sciences Major - 10 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • U.S. History from 1945 to the Present (3)
  • Working in Modern Society (3)
  • Communication in the Global Information Age (3)
  • Race, Gender and Ethnic Relations in the U.S. (3)
  • Applied Organizational Psychology (3)
  • Managerial Economics (3)
  • Public Administration (3)
  • Community Development (3)
  • Capstone - Applying the Social Sciences (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of CSU-Global's Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences program could choose to continue their studies before entering the workforce. A graduate degree program in psychology, sociology, social work or public administration could be options for these graduates. CSU-Global Campus offers Master of Science in Management and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership programs that could provide graduates with the opportunity to build on their leadership and decision-making skills.

Career Paths:

After completing Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences program, graduates could be prepared to explore job opportunities in a variety of professional settings, such as community centers, counseling centers or educational institutions. If, for instance, graduates choose to pursue a career in social work, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( reports that employment in this area is expected to grow by 25% during 2010-2020. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Communications
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management

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