Learn how social groups and structures influence human behavior and identity. In the B.S. in Social Science program, you’ll examine concepts in sociology, economics, politics, psychology, media and cultural studies, while building skills in qualitative and quantitative research.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Research Methods
  • American Government and Politics
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Society and the Individual

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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 science.
  • Engage in critical and creative thinking that integrates areas of inquiry.
A Transfer Pathway will maximize the credits you already earned through your associate program at a regionally accredited college or university and position you to start your bachelor’s degree with your general education requirements waived.

This important jumpstart will allow you to immerse yourself in your chosen major, saving you time and money as you progress towards your bachelor’s degree.

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NH Community College Graduates:
We have identified the specific prerequisites that you should take at your community college, prior to beginning your Transfer Pathway at Granite State! Visit CCSNH Partnerships and select your community college to see the courses.

CCSNH Partnerships

  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Available fully online with select on campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
  • 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

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Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outlook

Potential employers include social service agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, educational institutions, and correctional institutions. Those looking to advance their career may want to consider graduate studies in law, public policy and administration, or social science disciplines.