Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science
Dr. Justin Harrison is an Assistant Professor in Ashford University's College of Liberal Arts. He holds a PhD from Loyola University Chicago; an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toledo, OH; and a BA in Biology from Taylor University in Upland, IN. Read his full bio.
Gain a broad perspective in the social sciences when you study areas of history, culture, psychology and sociology for your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree online from Ashford University.
Your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree examines the implications of cultural diversity, and helps you to acquire a foundation of research skills from the social sciences, including history, psychology, and sociology. You will develop a sound understanding of the society we live in - individuals, families, communities, governments, and cultures - from various perspectives. Benefit from a multidisciplinary approach, where the perspectives of different social sciences are combined and applied to real-world issues.
The core knowledge you gain with your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree creates a solid foundation for a wide range of careers that concern people - understanding them, leading them, or helping them. Opportunities are available for qualified, educated people. As a graduate with this degree, you may pursue a position in many different fields including:
- Advertising and Public Relations
- Arts and Culture
- 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
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
You may also choose to delve into other areas of social science when you add a specialization to your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. Choose from the following specializations:
Dive in to the past, and prepare for your future. By adding your specialization in History to your social science degree, you will explore multiple regions and cultures and build an intellectual toolkit for addressing complex global issues.
Political Science & Government
Learn about the complex inner workings of the United States government and the global environment. Discover how your elected officials represent your interests with a specialization in Political Science & Government.
Use previous education or work experience to enhance your degree and customize it more closely with your professional and educational goals. You can transfer up to 12 approved credits of applicable coursework to add to your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. Transfer concentrations are available in the following fields of study:
- Applied Behavioral Science
- Art History
- Child & Family Development
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
- Education Studies
- English/Language Arts
- Environmental Science
- Human Resources Management
- Human Services
- Political Science
- Social Services
If you don't see a concentration listed here but you have some courses or experience in another field, just give us a call at 866.711.1700 to find out if it could qualify as a transfer concentration.
Your courses in this program are taught by graduate-degreed faculty with real-world experience in the fields they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If a social science degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.