Bachelor - Social Science

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Are you interested in receiving a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis on sociology and related areas that might prepare you to pursue a wide range of career options? If this is your academic goal, then you might consider the studies offered in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program. Read more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

As a student of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program, you will have the opportunity to study diverse topics in sociology, psychology, and history. The entire program is presented online. The curriculum could address social and behavioral psychology, sociology theories, workplace social issues, statistics, personnel and conflict management, global economics, and American and European history. In the capstone course, you will be required to produce an extensive research paper directed toward an analysis of your studies in this program. You will also have the opportunity to choose a specialization in history or political science and government.

How Can I Prepare?

As an applicant to Ashford University, you should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Ashford University. This credit total consists of 52 credits in the general education curriculum, 45 credits in major requirements, and 35 credits in electives. You could apply 15 credits taken in major coursework toward general education requirements.

Social Science Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
Major Course Requirements
SSC 101Introduction to Social Sciences
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology
SOC 402Contemporary Social Problems and the Workplace
LIB 316Historical Contexts and Literature
PSY 301Social Psychology
SOC 333Research Methods
HIS 206United States History II
POL 303The American Constitution
PSY 325Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
POL 310Environmental Policies
HIS 306Twentieth-Century Europe
SOC 315Cross-Cultural Perspectives
LIB 320Global Socioeconomic Perspectives
LIB 332Science and Culture
SOC 490Social Science Capstone

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What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

You might explore employment opportunities in business, education, or the public sector after completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program. You could use this degree to pursue a job in teaching, human resources, social services, community development, communications, or consulting. Additional training or licensing or certification could apply to some positions.

Additional fields where you could find entry-level positions that you could pursue include:

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Arts and Culture
  • Consulting
  • Computing and IT
  • Community Development
  • Financial and Legal
  • Language-related Careers
  • Leisure, Tourism, and Travel
  • Media, Communications, and Information
  • Human Resources
  • Public Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Social Services

Advanced Degrees

Once you have earned Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, you might wish to continue your studies in a master's degree program. Depending on your profession, a graduate degree could be necessary for career advancement purposes.