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BA in Social Sciences

Earn your social sciences degree from Marylhurst

Now accepting students for spring 2015. Classes start March 30.

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Are you the kind of person who likes to look at life through many lenses? Instead of choosing one area of study, our Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences allows you to explore human experience through multiple disciplines.

You'll explore how deeply society and culture impact our lives. You'll uncover the principles of behavior that apply to all human communities, and also learn how to think more critically about how research and scholarly inquiry affect advances in the field.

Graduates of this program gain a deep understanding of how life experiences are shaped by individual relationships and social institutions, and can analyze an array of issues from a social science perspective and within social, cultural and historical contexts.

We offer three concentrations in our social sciences degree program:

You can use elective courses to customize a degree plan to meet your personal and professional goals.

Degree breakdown

To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits:

Events list for the current academic year.
  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 61
Marylhurst Core requirements 48
General electives 71
Total 180*

*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students are transfer students.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the BA in Social Sciences program with a free transfer evaluation.

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