Bachelors of Arts in Humanities and Social Sciences

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Humanities and Social Sciences

Earning a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences gives students an opportunity to explore their academic interests in many different fields before having to commit to a specific course of study. This degree can help equip graduates with the important critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in a professional workplace.

Prospective student frequently ask, “What is a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences?” This degree involves taking classes in the social and behavior sciences, which covers a wide range of topics. Coursework can include philosophy, languages, history, English, political science, anthropology, sociology and psychology.

There are a number of reasons why students may choose to pursue a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences. This course of study can help them discover their true passions and set them on a path for vocations in those fields. It can also open their eyes to employment opportunities they never knew existed and lay the foundation for rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields.

There are many domestic and international institutions that offer this degree. The cost can differ by school. It is important for prospective students to fully research any program in which they are interested to be sure it meets their needs. Speaking with an admissions officer is the best way to verify all program costs and admissions fees.

A BA in Humanities and Social Sciences can prepare students for many different types of employment. These include writing jobs for magazines and newspapers, teaching, and positions in sales and marketing. Some graduates may also go on to law school and careers in the legal profession.  

Interested students should begin taking the needed steps to explore their options for pursing a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences. There are many great programs that offer this degree. Our comprehensive database can be a great place to start the research process. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (BA-IR)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

Prepare yourself for a truly global education at "the most international of Switzerland's university level institutions" (International Herald Tribune) with BRITISH and AMERICAN ACCREDITATION. Become a specialist in international relations and pursue a decision making career in international organizations, diplomatic services, corporate business and non-profit organizations. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (BA-IR)

 

Prepare yourself for a truly global education at "the most international of Switzerland's university level institutions" (International Herald Tribune)with BRITISH and AMERICAN ACCREDITATION. Become a specialist in international relations and pursue a decision making career in international organizations, diplomatic services, corporate business and non-profit organizations.

 

 

KEY BENEFITS OF THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty from academia and international institutions, diplomatic services and field missions; Providing knowledge and skills to evaluate international political issues today; Exploring state’s foreign policy and regional cooperation, assessing current and identifying future political issues and trends; Gaining insight into United Nations system while attending international conferences and meetings in Geneva. ... [-]

BA China Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

Unique in China, XJTLU’s Contemporary China Studies programme combines the accessibility of the English language with the immersive experience of living and studying in China. Students of this programme will study the events which have shaped the world’s largest nation, but will also assess the political, cultural and social motivations which drive its current development [+]

Overview Taught in English, the BA China Studies programme provides the opportunity to apply theories from the humanities and social sciences to your understanding and analysis of China, its history and culture, society and politics, business and economics. You will follow one of two pathways that lead to two different careers. If you are interested in teaching the Chinese language as a career, you will be directed towards the 'Teaching Chinese as an International Language' pathway. If your interest lies in the study and application of the social sciences, including teaching, you will be directed towards the 'Contemporary China Studies' pathway. Students on both pathways study the same modules in Years One and Two. The modules are different for each pathway in Years Three and Four. Unique selling points of the programme • China is arguably the best place to learn about China and Suzhou is one of the most interesting places culturally and economically in China • The programme includes opportunities for fieldwork around China • Taught in English, the programme includes opportunities to learn Chinese and to study a broad range of topics including those related to China's history and culture, society and politics, business and economics. The degree is open to both Chinese and international students and is taught in English. International students who meet academic and English language requirements may enter directly into Year Two. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the BA China Studies programme, you will have: • an advanced level... [-]

BA (Hons) International Business (with German)

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

With today’s challenging market you will need something different to stand out from the other graduates. At the Nottingham Business School we offer an International Business (with German) as a specialist dual award course. Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht (just outside Frankfurt), this dual award course provides you with an exciting three year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your German language skills by studying abroad and spending time on an internship. [+]

BAs in Humanities and Social Sciences. BA (Hons) International Business (with German) With today’s challenging market you will need something different to stand out from the other graduates. At the Nottingham Business School we offer an International Business (with German) as a specialist dual award course. Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht (just outside Frankfurt), this dual award course provides you with an exciting three year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your German language skills by studying abroad and spending time on an internship. Demand is high for international management know-how and for graduates with a broad-based international business education. This is due to the growing economic independence between nations and the efforts of many companies to build a global presence. This course will develop you into an attractive graduate with excellent prospects by providing you with strong academic foundations, real-world experience and outstanding language skills. As the course is dual award you will graduate with a BA (Hons) International Business (with German) from NTU, and a Bachelor in General Management - International Business Studies from our partner institution EBS Universität für Wirtschaft. The course can be studied over three years full-time where you will spend 18 months at Nottingham Business School and 18 months at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft (including a three month placement in Germany or with a German-speaking company). How you’re taught On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15... [-]

BA in Combined Social Sciences (Honours)

The Open University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 16 years August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to crime? Social science explores such questions and helps inform others – from police officers to civil servants to business executives – who want to base their decisions on the best evidence. This course is designed to be very flexible, enabling you to develop a variety of knowledge and skills from a combination of subjects including psychology, sociology, social policy, criminology, geography, politics and economics... [+]

BA in Combined Social Sciences (Honours) What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to crime? Social science explores such questions and helps inform others – from police officers to civil servants to business executives – who want to base their decisions on the best evidence. This course is designed to be very flexible, enabling you to develop a variety of knowledge and skills from a combination of subjects including psychology, sociology, social policy, criminology, geography, politics and economics. Key features of the course Options to specialise in one area, or combine subjects to create your own study route Develops skills in IT and presentation; critical evaluation; and concise writing – all highly valued in the workplace Opens up a wide choice of career paths Classification of your degree On successfully completing this undergraduate course, you’ll be awarded the BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences degree. You’ll have the opportunity to attend a degree ceremony. If you have chosen a specialist route, your degree title will reflect it as follows: BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Criminology) BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Economics) BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Geography) BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Politics) BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Psychology) BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Social Policy) BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences (Sociology) Educational aims This is a broad based interdisciplinary social sciences degree. Your studies will: develop your expertise in a range of social sciences subjects (sociology, economics/financial services, psychology, politics/government, geography, social policy and criminology) enable you... [-]

BA (Hons) Media

Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Are you a people person? Do you want to work in a fast-paced environment where two days are never the same? Do you want to be at the cutting edge of digital media technology? Yes? Then this is the degree for you. Media graduates are highly sought after for a wide range of roles and organisations. That’s because this degree equips you with many skills that are highly prized by employers. As well as gaining in-depth knowledge relating to a broad field of communications, you’ll develop project management skills along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. [+]

BAs in Humanities and Social Sciences. BA (Hons) Media Are you a people person? Do you want to work in a fast-paced environment where two days are never the same? Do you want to be at the cutting edge of digital media technology? Yes? Then this is the degree for you. Media graduates are highly sought after for a wide range of roles and organisations. That’s because this degree equips you with many skills that are highly prized by employers. As well as gaining in-depth knowledge relating to a broad field of communications, you’ll develop project management skills along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. What you'll study This course offers an exciting mixture of theoretical and practical approaches to the media. You’ll learn from research active staff working at the cutting-edge of the subject. During the degree you’ll develop advanced skills in the critical analysis of media texts, audiences and institutions, and you will be encouraged to learn practical media production skills. The course combines theoretical approaches to the media with practical training in media and communications. How you’re taught How will I learn? We want you to develop a wide range of transferable skill that will put you ahead of the graduate crowd. You’ll be taught through a variety of teaching and learning experiences that will help you to develop these valuable skills. As well as traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials, you will take part in workshops and practical exercises. You will work in teams on real... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

College of Saint Rose
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Albany

Albertus Hall, one of the primary academic buildings in the center of campus, is the location of the faculty offices, classrooms, and teaching laboratories for the Department of Psychology. [+]

Albertus Hall, one of the primary academic buildings in the center of campus, is the location of the faculty offices, classrooms, and teaching laboratories for the Department of Psychology. The Department consists of six faculty members, whose primary focus is to share knowledge of this expansive field with their students in exciting and innovative ways. The program requirements allow students a great deal of flexibility and freedom. The diverse interests of the faculty provide opportunities to choose from pioneering courses such as Social Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology, Forgetting & Amnesia, Psychology of Love, Thanatology, Human Sexuality, and Parenting. Concentrations within the Psychology major provide unique opportunities to better prepare students for specific careers and graduate programs. The Department of Psychology offers concentrations in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Development, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In a recent joint venture, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Criminal Justice have worked together to offer a major in Forensic Psychology. Many of our students pursue graduate degrees in various fields including Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Business Administration, School Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Social Work. Research experience is a critical component of the Psychology major at The College of Saint Rose and is acquired largely through the sequence of Research Methods I, Research Methods II, and a Sensior Seminar capstone course. Students often pursue a Directed Research (PSY 495) project with the faculty. Many of our students may be seen presenting the results of their research each spring at... [-]

Bachelor of Arts - Communication Arts in Broadcast and Journalism

Stamford International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4  July 2017 Thailand Bangkok

In today’s increasingly globalized society, people are communicating and conducting transactions from around the globe via a variety of mediums. The career opportunities in the communication area are limitless, varied and dynamic, ranging [+]

BAs in Humanities and Social Sciences. Prepare yourself for the career of your choice in a dynamic industry by developing specialized skills to build the confidence you need to succeed. As a student in the Broadcast and Journalism program, you will master the art of visual and print narrative and learn how to artfully combine your creativity and understanding to shape how people see the world. Stamford offers a vibrant curriculum designed and taught by professionals and leaders in the industry — giving you the inside perspective. You will learn and develop an expertise in: Writing Reporting Delivering Producing Graphic Editing Camera Operating Pitching a story Developing a storyline Performing Designing You can master creating: Short documentaries TV programs News stories Magazines Radio shows Movie Trailers Newspapers Music Videos Digital Photography Scripts Broadcast and Journalism Program gives you a wide range of exciting careers: Content Writer News Reporter Editor Media Critic News Anchor Script Writer Radio Announcer Visual Effects Coordinator Photographer & Cinematographer Media Planner International Program or Bilingual Program At Stamford International University, you can decide on either the international or bilingual program. The international program offers courses only in English. As for the bilingual program, you will start the program in Thai and being gradually eased into the English program. Students will graduate with job-ready English proficiency skills. Year 1 - Prepare You will begin by taking academic classes in Thai, while at the same time attending intensive English courses which will help you improve and polish your... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Bachelor of Arts Psychology course at the International Psychoanalytic University imparts psychology as a science which maps the human as a social and cultural being. Students learn how human individuals develop themselves in social and societal contexts, how they shape and structure their surroundings, how they become mentally ill under unfavourable conditions, and how they can become healthy again in a conducive relationship bond using psychological means. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts Psychology course at the International Psychoanalytic University imparts psychology as a science which maps the human as a social and cultural being. Students learn how human individuals develop themselves in social and societal contexts, how they shape and structure their surroundings, how they become mentally ill under unfavourable conditions, and how they can become healthy again in a conducive relationship bond using psychological means. Psychoanalytical psychology has been developed in practice and it has to prove itself in real applications. The intention with the course is to reflect the interdependence between theory formation on the one hand and application on the other: The students learn, in close contact with practice, how psychological concepts emerge from the practical resolution of concrete problems and impact on them in turn. One essential aspect here is that the graduates from this study course become capable of working independently in the field of psychology; to this extent, the BA PsychologyPLUS at the IPU is intended to provide a long-term qualification for a professional career in psychology. The study course has been approved and officially accredited until 2017 by the Berlin Senate. Course Structure and Organisation The BA PsychologyPLUS is structured as a full-time course of studies over 6 semesters comprising 180 ECTS credits. The syllabus covers the "classic" subjects of psychology, such as general psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and empirical research methods, as well as biopsychology and neurocognitive psychology in addition to work and organisational psychology. The "clinical" subjects with... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd)

Westcliff University
Campus Full time 120 hours USA Irvine

The Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) degree prepares students to seek employment in entry-level positions in elementary or secondary art education. Students will consider, research, and learn to adapt curriculum to the needs of children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds and ability levels. Classes are taught by experienced, respected faculty who bring knowledge and expertise into the classroom. [+]

BAs in Humanities and Social Sciences. The Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) degree prepares students to seek employment in entry-level positions in elementary or secondary art education. Students will consider, research, and learn to adapt curriculum to the needs of children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds and ability levels. Classes are taught by experienced, respected faculty who bring knowledge and expertise into the classroom. BAEd Program Objectives Westcliff University wants to produce capable and knowledgeable students who manifest an understanding of work and careers and an ability to adapt quickly to the expectations of employers and the work environment. The Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) requires both academic and personal growth of its students, contributing their success as classroom teachers. The program’s educational objectives are to: Identify skills dealing with the needs of a range of students and how they learn. eview theories and practices through the critical analysis and exploration of a diverse range of educational issues. Demonstrate a capacity to create and maintain a safe and challenging learning environment through the effective use of a variety of appropriate classroom management skills. Exemplify the ability to plan, assess, and report for effective learning. Employ an ability to critically reflect upon and continually improve professional knowledge and practice. Demonstrate a capacity to actively and collaboratively engage with members of the education profession and with the wider community. BA Ed Program Required Courses In addition to completing 60 credit hours of general education courses, the students must complete 60... [-]

B. A. Development and Management Studies

Anglican University College of Technology
Campus Full time 2 - 4  September 2017 Ghana Nkoranza

The Development and Management Studies programme provides an opportunity to study and compare contemporary development and management issues globally from a multi-disciplinary perspective. [+]

The Development and Management Studies programme provides an opportunity to study and compare contemporary development and management issues globally from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It integrates concepts in history, political science, economics, sociology, agriculture, business management, human geography and elements of law and computer studies in addressing contemporary development and management challenges. The programme also provides students with sound theoretical and practical approach to community development (especially rural development) and management. Business management and entrepreneurial skills development are integral part of the Programme It opens up many opportunities for the students to address development challenges such as poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy and changes in the climate which affect mankind today and call for comprehensive approach for redress through sound planning and effective management of natural resources. [-]

BA (Honours) English

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

The Bishop’s experience in English is about studying all kinds of cultural texts, from Old English epics to contemporary films and television. It’s about both critical insight and creative production. [+]

BAs in Humanities and Social Sciences. The Bishop’s experience in English is about studying all kinds of cultural texts, from Old English epics to contemporary films and television. It’s about both critical insight and creative production. And most importantly, it’s about developing a genuine community through an intimate environment. Small classes enable students and professors to get to know and learn from one another. Visiting speakers, suppers at a prof’s house, poetry nights at local cafés and pubs, movie nights, creative writing contests, and a party every term extend learning well beyond the classroom. Why study English at Bishop’s? We like to think of our Program as an offer you can’t refuse: the chance to develop the most sought after skills in today’s society. By studying English you’ll develop a rich and sophisticated understanding of your culture and yourself. You’ll hone your analytical skills and learn to use language in a way that will empower you in the job market and, indeed, in life. Program strengths option to concentrate on literature, cultural and media studies, film studies, or popular narrative. wide range of degree options at the Honours, Major, and Minor level. dynamic courses taught by passionate professors, in both traditional and innovative subjects. a variety of smaller, seminar-based courses. Popular courses The Gothic Tradition Science Fiction Screenwriting Early Twentieth-Century American Novel The Arthurian Tradition Children’s Literature The Graphic Novel Did you know ? English organizes many extra-curricular events, including an undergraduate student conference (QUEUC), film screenings, theatre trips, author... [-]

Bachelor in International Relations and Area Studies

Faculty of International and Political Studies at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Poland Kraków

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Area Studies (IRAS) is an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme that offers a rigorous international and comparative perspective on the contemporary global system and different regions of the world. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Area Studies (IRAS) is an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme that offers a rigorous international and comparative perspective on the contemporary global system and different regions of the world. Its aim is to foster creative thinking about complex global problems and to equip students with the analytical tools, language expertise, and cross-cultural understanding to guide them in that process. Our degree provides a solid grounding in international issues together with an opportunity to specialise in a particular region or specific subject. You will learn how the international system has evolved, and engage with scholars in debates about dilemmas dominating contemporary international politics. Our research and teaching spans the full spectrum of topics in International Relations and Area Studies, including international politics and economics, development, global governance, ethics of international affairs, conflict resolution and peace building, regional integration, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. Additionally, the programme offers an in-depth analysis of politics, economics, security, cultures, and societies in various regions of the world. The second and third years of the programme allow you to focus on one of the three specializations: International Security, Area Studies or Politics and Culture. Choosing a specialization will give you a concentrated and in-depth study of the areas that interest you most. Specializations In order to ensure that you are able to master the complex challenges of the post-9/11 world, this specialization module views security from a broad theoretical and historical perspective, placing traditional security concerns in the context of... [-]

B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. [+]

BAs in Humanities and Social Sciences. B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language WELCOME TO METU NCC TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. A good teacher has the knowledge, expertise and practical know-how to teach students with diverse needs and interests in EFL. METU Northern Cyprus Campus TEFL Program The B.A. Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language provides students with the opportunity to expand and refine their knowledge of English and equips them with the means and resources to assist their own students in learning English. TEFL students learn the best practices in the planning, teaching and evaluating of second language instruction and are given the opportunity to observe how these practices are implemented in local schools. To address some of the needs of globalization, students are also provided with a wide selection of courses mainly focusing on literature and humanities. Most of these courses are also open to interested students in other programs at the METU Northern Cyprus campus, giving them the opportunity to study the humanities and reach across disciplinary boundaries in developing skills of critical and intellectual engagement. Students also take courses in a second foreign language, which they learn to actively use in communication and to obtain or reinforce knowledge of other subject... [-]

B.A. (HONS.) in English

Canadian University of Bangladesh
Campus Full time September 2017 Bangladesh Dhaka

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. [+]

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. Major in Linguistics and TESOL aims at developing students’ expertise and skills in the area of Applied Linguistics so that they may be build their careers as language teachers, teacher-trainers, translators, administrators, or in some other fields where knowledge of linguistic issues is important. Major in Literature acquaints students with British, American, and South Asian English literature (including the translated literature from prominent literary works in other languages) as well as their cultural and historical contexts. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum GPA of 2.50 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent separately (including additional subject). Minimum GPA of 2.5 in O-Levels in five subjects and A Levels in two subjects according to Canadian University of Bangladesh scale (A=5, B=4, C=3 and D=2). Subjects with E Grade will not be considered. Candidates who have completed higher secondary education (12 years of schooling) under a system different from SSC & HSC or O & A Levels will have to get approval of the Admission Committee of the University. Candidates who have finished school abroad have to submit verified/attested copies of previous academic documents from their institute/Foreign Ministry & Equivalence Certificate from Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka. Candidates with less than 60% marks in English, at his/her admission test will be required to complete English Fundamental course at... [-]

Bachelor of Social Work

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Florence

The Department of Social Work is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers course work leading to the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. [+]

BAs in Humanities and Social Sciences. The mission of the Department of Social Work is to prepare competent and ethical entry level social workers to apply professional social work values with diverse clients and communities in rural to metropolitan environments within a global context. The Department endeavors to model a commitment to professional practice and research that promotes the advancement of human well-being. The Department of Social Work is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers course work leading to the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. The objective of the program is to prepare students for beginning generalist social work practice in a variety of settings. The Social Work Curriculum consists of: General Studies Requirements Professional Social Work Courses Prescribed Supporting Course and General Elective courses No minor is required. Online courses are available. Service Learning Community Service Learning is a required component of the Social Work curriculum providing hands-on, real life experience to future social workers. Field Internship As part of the Professional program, Social Work majors are required to participate in a Field Internship experience with local, state, or regional human service agencies. Field Internship provides students with the opportunity to integrate course work, apply knowledge and develop skills in actual practice settings. On graduating with a BSW: students can apply for local, state, and federal merit system positions, be eligible to apply for graduate programs in Social Work including advanced standing MSW programs, qualify for immediate application to become a licensed social... [-]