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Social Science Bachelor's Degree

The bachelor's degree in social science is an interdisciplinary general social science degree that examines society's institutions — its structures, theoretical foundations, evaluation and interrelationships — and how they affect and are affected by human behavior. Students are required to take courses in four social science disciplines included in nine areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, mass communications, political science, psychology, sociology and gender, women and sexuality studies.

Careers in Social Science

The social science bachelor's degree provides general preparation for a career including skill development that students can apply to many different roles and organizations.

Graduates of the social science bachelor's degree can prepare for a variety of jobs, including:

  • Business and training specialist
  • Case manager
  • Childcare program director
  • Claims assistant
  • Crisis shelter personnel
  • Loan processor
  • Manager
  • Public relations personnel
  • Research investigator
  • Youth counselor

Learn more about possible careers in social science


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The social science bachelor's degree is offered through the K-State College of Arts and Sciences.

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