Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Social Science (B.S.)

Explore behaviors, societies, and other aspects of humanity in a degree designed for those fascinated by people and their actions. The B.S. in Social Science program provides a strong foundation for a career in community service, government, advocacy, and a diverse array of service professions. Social Science degree graduates are also prepared for graduate studies in law, public policy and administration, or social science disciplines such as applied psychology, sociology, human services, or criminology. Specific career areas may include: social service agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, educational institutions, and correctional institutions.

Students will:

  • explore fundamental concepts in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods for social science research.
  • communicate effectively to diverse individuals and groups.
  • analyze social and cultural issues.
  • integrate information and data into the framing and solving of problems.
  • contextualize social issues through awareness and appreciation of diversity.
  • recognize and apply ethical principles and standards appropriate to social sciences.
  • engage in critical and creative thinking that integrates areas of inquiry.

Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online, hybrid, and weekend intensive courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree.

See a list of required courses for this program on our Curriculum Map. Download a printable version of the curriculum map.