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BA in Social Sciences Online, Onsite & Hybrid

Today, more than ever, companies and organizations seek to employ well-rounded individuals who can think critically and creatively, lead others, solve problems, and bring a deeper understanding of the world and its complexities to all that they do. Completing your undergraduate studies by earning a BA in Social Sciences degree from New York University School of Professional Studies (SPS) can empower you to pursue professional opportunities and a meaningful career across various fields or equip you to pursue higher education.

Social science graduates use their critical thinking skills and in-depth understanding of human behavior, history, and psychology for rewarding careers. They serve their communities as social workers and educators. They are managers and human resource professionals. They work in the government as political scientists and international relations experts. They are economists and market analysts. They are lifelong learners, policy influencers, and changemakers.

NYU's BA in Social Sciences offers a comprehensive liberal arts education with a choice of 11 concentrations and multiple electives. Our core courses provide a broad knowledge of the social sciences, while our 11 concentrations and various elective courses help students create their educational journey to fit their goals and interests. Concentrations dive deep into research methods and social sciences-related disciplines like anthropology, politics, psychology, history, and sociology.

The NYU social science degree you earn will add tremendous value to your resume, providing the knowledge, skills, and intellectual curiosity to launch or advance your career and enrich your life.

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Study On-site in New York City

Study Social Sciences On-site in the Heart of New York City, Enjoying Cultural Activities and Building Your Professional Network.

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Degree Advantage

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

Authoritative curriculum information can be found exclusively in the University Bulletin. All other content, including this web-page, is for informational purpose only. You can find the curriculum for this program on this page of the Bulletin.

Who Should Earn the BA in Social Sciences?

Whether you know the professional path you want to pursue or are not quite sure about a career direction, the NYU SPS bachelor’s degree in social sciences provides a flexible education. Our general education courses equip social science majors with crucial skills like critical thinking and problem solving that will serve you along any path you decide. A social sciences degree prepares graduates for a broad range of career opportunities in fields like human resources, international relations, social services, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, politics, and more.

Gain knowledge and deep insights into the trends and behaviors that are reshaping the world in which we live. Internships at a variety of employers provide work experience to enhance your resume.

Choose from 11 Concentrations

The bachelor’s degree in social sciences offers concentrations in Anthropology, Economics (online or on-site), History, International Studies, Media Studies, Organizational Behavior and Change (online or on-site), Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Sustainability and Urbanism. Each concentration provides a comprehensive exploration of subject matter that is deeply relevant to work and life.

Learn From Faculty Members Who are Experts and Mentors

Faculty members who teach in the bachelor’s degree in social sciences program hail from a wide range of disciplines and provide the deep content expertise required to ensure an exceptional experience in the classroom. Faculty members mentor you through the entire learning process, offering invaluable insights and opening your mind to new concepts, intellectual pursuits, and career possibilities.

Faculty Contacts

Dr. Bri Newland, Assistant Dean,
Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
(212) 998-7201


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