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Earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is an academic achievement upon completing a series of courses over the course of three or four years. The subjects that are studied in order to earn this degree vary widely under the disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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Cottey College

What does it mean to be a woman today? What did it mean in the past? What is feminism? How does culture-popular culture and high culture-reflect and shape our experienc ... [+]

Program Description

What does it mean to be a woman today?What did it mean in the past? What is feminism?How does culture-popular culture and high culture-reflect and shape our experiences as women?What impact do women have on the world?How can we improve the situation of women in the United States and throughout the world?

These are just some of the questions we ask in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a highly interdisciplinary field of study that impacts everything we do at Cottey College.Because Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies’ reach is so broad, it provides a strong complement to any major you choose.

One of the most unique features of Cottey’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is that it resides in a women’s college.From Virginia Alice Cottey’s desire to educate women to be “knowledgeable, thinking, mature adults” to the college’s current mission to “educate…women to be contributing members of a global society through a challenging curriculum and a dynamic campus experience,” Cottey’s primary concern is women.This commitment to women’s education is at the heart of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.... [-]

USA Nevada
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Waldorf University

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes and is traditionally a popular field of study. By the very nature of the profession, psychology is a service voca ... [+]

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes and is traditionally a popular field of study. By the very nature of the profession, psychology is a service vocation. This fits well with Waldorf’s mission of preparing students for “lives of service.” A Bachelor’s degree in psychology prepares students to be well-rounded, educated individuals as it reflects many of the goals of a liberal arts education by providing a knowledge base, thinking skills, analytical reasoning, interpersonal skills, and ethical values. Psychology majors are prepared to pursue graduate and professional programs in psychology, where they could further specialize in a variety of areas in psychology including clinical, experimental, developmental, social, cognitive, human factors, sports, industrial/organizational, health, and forensics. They are also prepared for further education in areas such as medicine, law, social work, nursing, and ministry.... [-]

USA Forest City
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
McKendree University

McKendree University offers an online psychology degree program for undergraduate students. The online psychology program is flexible for the busy adult. Students are abl ... [+]

Online Psychology Degree

McKendree University offers an online psychology degree program for undergraduate students. The online psychology program is flexible for the busy adult. Students are able to apply knowledge from courses to personal and professional situations. An online bachelor of arts in psychology degree will allow you to make your mark professionally in helping others.

Why an Online Psychology Degree?

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It develops theories and discovers laws to understand, explain, predict, and change behavior. Students in the online psychology program will develop the ability to express themselves in oral and written form and to think critically about human behavior, including causes, development, and outcomes. Also, students will gain a greater self-awareness, an understanding of others, and some fundamental skills relevant to behavior change.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Online
University of Prince Edward Island

We encourage our students to fully engage in the process of liberal education. We encourage work across a broad range of elective courses in the arts and sciences so that ... [+]

Overview

We encourage our students to fully engage in the process of liberal education. We encourage work across a broad range of elective courses in the arts and sciences so that psychology study is enriched by a diverse context of academic disciplines and ways of experiencing, enquiring into, and making sense of our world. Our students build skills in critical and creative thinking, effective reading, writing, and oral communication, research, and independent and collaborative problem-solving.

In addition to teaching students in a wide range of psychology courses, members of our faculty have exciting programmes of research, often engaging both UPEI students and colleagues from across Canada and the world. Our faculty members include award-winning teachers and scholars, and people committed to service in the university and the broader community.... [-]

Canada Charlottetown
May 2019
4 years
Campus
California Lutheran University

Human psychology is the result of biological, developmental, cognitive, and social processes. Psychologists study these processes through the application of the scientifi ... [+]

BA in Psychology Psychology is the systematic and scientific study of human functioning.

Human psychology is the result of biological, developmental, cognitive, and social processes. Psychologists study these processes through the application of the scientific method and apply their findings to better understand human behavior.

Programs

Offered as a major (B.A. or B.S.) and a minor

Concentrations

Behavioral/Clinical Applications Business/Organizational Applications Family and Child Development Health and Wellness Applications Law and Criminal Behavior Applications Psychobiology Sports Psychology Applications

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Biology Entrepreneurship Gender and Women’s Studies Legal Studies Philosophy Sociology Theology and Christian Leadership THE CURRICULUM ... [-]
USA Thousand Oaks Westlake Village Oxnard Los Angeles  + 1 More
Full-time
Campus
University of Denver

Within the psychology department, students can work toward a BA and can focus study in a number of different content areas, including clinical, developmental, cognitive/n ... [+]

The quest to understand human behavior is the heart of psychology. Through the application of scientific principles, the psychologist searches for laws that explain human behavior and looks for ways to help people improve the quality of their lives.

Within the psychology department, students can work toward a BA and can focus study in a number of different content areas, including clinical, developmental, cognitive/neuroscience, social or quantitative psychology.

Faculty members are nationally recognized scholars and researchers as well as dedicated instructors. The department has excellent research and computing facilities and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate actively in research with their professors. Many students have coauthored one or more papers or publications with faculty members. The department also has an outstanding two-year distinction sequence, beginning in the junior year with an introduction to basic research principles and culminating in the senior year with the completion of a senior honors research project. A one-year internship experience is also available in a community hospital or agency for students with clinical interests.... [-]

USA Denver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
BAU International University Washington DC

The BAU BA program in International Relations is designed not only to prepare students for careers in International Relations and International Affairs related fields but ... [+]

The BAU BA program in International Relations is designed not only to prepare students for careers in International Relations and International Affairs related fields but also to produce well-rounded global citizens keenly aware of all the opportunities offered to them by a new globalized world. Our International Affairs faculty is composed of experienced professionals with great academic credentials.

They are all “scholars practitioners” who use the diverse skills they have honed in their fields to teach BAU’s undergraduate students basic principles and evidence-based understanding of world affairs. Our faculty work or have worked for public institutions such as USAID, the European Union, the World Bank as well as major private corporations and leading consulting firms.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Fresno Pacific University

To help others we must first understand why they believe and behave the way they do. As a psychology major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll learn to think in new ways ... [+]

Overview

To help others we must first understand why they believe and behave the way they do. As a psychology major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll learn to think in new ways as you examine people from scientific, religious, philosophical, physiological and socio-cultural perspectives. Whether you’re observing the application of behavioral principles with the animals at the Chaffee Zoo or practicing reflective listening in a mock counseling session, you’ll take a hands-on approach to your learning. Learn from faculty with a range of clinical training and perspectives as you study human behavior and mental processes in a theoretical and applied manner. Take your studies beyond the classroom with research projects and field trips.... [-]

USA Fresno
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Mansfield University

The Political Science program emphasizes the development of a key set of skills that will enhance a graduate’s long-term career prospects. Specifically, our courses highl ... [+]

Political Science is a broad social science discipline devoted to the study of government and politics of the US, other countries, and the international system. Our central goal is to produce students with a well-rounded knowledge of the discipline and a set of skills that serve as a basis for careers in any number of fields after graduation.

The study of political science provides an excellent basis to learn new skills and knowledge that can be applied in nearly any field. As a discipline, the focus of study is on the political process and institutions of various political systems, including the United States. However, the analysis of politics and government often involves other disciplines, such as history, economics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, business, criminal justice, etc. This explicitly multi-disciplinary approach contributes to well-rounded graduates, which naturally leads them into a wide variety of careers. Moreover, the major emphasizes examining problems from multiple perspectives, attention to factual details, and the need to continually develop and revise broader theoretical ideas. This academic experience is later utilized by graduates in whatever careers they choose to pursue.... [-]

USA Mansfield
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Wartburg College

The international relations program exposes students to essential questions regarding the processes by which the complexities of interdependence meet with deeply held ind ... [+]

The international relations program exposes students to essential questions regarding the processes by which the complexities of interdependence meet with deeply held individual values. Broadly speaking, this involves answering the fundamental question of who gets what, where, when, how, and why in international relations. International relations is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with the breadth (i.e., perspectives) and depth of coverage to contemplate and effectively respond to these questions. More detailed inquiry into a specific geographical region is also possible within the program.

Students pursuing this major are strongly encouraged to incorporate more foreign language and international travel into their academic program. A variety of May Term and semester-long opportunities exist. Moreover, we encourage students to double major in a related field, such as economics, foreign language, history, international business, political science, religion, or sociology to further enhance their understanding and preparation.... [-]

USA Waverly
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Central Oklahoma

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Designed as a liberal arts degree, this program also functions as a pre-professional degree that prepares s ... [+]

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Designed as a liberal arts degree, this program also functions as a pre-professional degree that prepares students to pursue a graduate education. Designed as a liberal arts degree, this program also functions as a pre-professional degree that prepares students to pursue a graduate education. Like any liberal arts degree, it is also designed to provide a variety of experiences for a well-rounded education. We are proud of this degree and believe it to be one of the finest preparatory programs in the Southwest. Our graduates receive foundational education in statistical design, experimental psychology, physiology, learning, and history. They have gone on to earn doctoral degrees at leading universities around the country. Degree Sheet... [-]

USA Edmond
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
The State University of New York at Geneseo

The program, coordinated by the Political Science Department, is interdisciplinary; you will take courses from a variety of different academic areas including anthropolog ... [+]

In this rapidly changing world, it is not enough to simply know what's going on in one's own town, state, or country. Instead, understanding international affairs and foreign cultures is increasingly important for the educated person and citizen. To more effectively meet the dramatic changes and challenges occurring around the world, Geneseo offers a major in international relations.

The program, coordinated by the Political Science Department, is interdisciplinary; you will take courses from a variety of different academic areas including anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, management, and sociology.

The Program

All students must take a set of basic required courses which introduce students to international and comparative politics, economics, US foreign policy, the developing world and the cultural context of international relations. Electives are chosen according to the student's preferred specialization from the following tracks:... [-]

USA Geneseo
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 years
Campus
High Point University

The major prepares individuals for careers or graduate coursework that will require a deep and nuanced understanding of the cultural, economic and political forces drivin ... [+]

Overview

The major prepares individuals for careers or graduate coursework that will require a deep and nuanced understanding of the cultural, economic and political forces driving contemporary global issues and relations among societies. Students in the program work closely with a faculty comprised of regional, foreign language and international issue experts who collectively offer a remarkably broad variety of course and instructor choices. HPU students whose coursework has focused on international political and economic issues have gone onto successful careers in many different fields, including international business, law, economic analysis, secondary and higher education, political consulting, policy analysis, and in various other professions that require strong analytical, writing and intercultural skills.... [-]

USA High Point
September 2019
4 years
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

The fundamental mission of the Department is to develop students’ critical understandings of social life through the shared power of knowledge and resourceful action. Our ... [+]

What difference does it make if we join a gang, have a baby, or go to college? What difference does it make to have money? What do changes in the family mean for future generations? What do social policies, such as AlDS legislation, or social campaigns, such as anti-choice or anti-drug activities, mean to society? How do military and governmental activities or changes in technology affect people’s everyday lives? What is the social significance of cultural diversity, race, social class, and gender? What can we do in our everyday lives to effect positive changes in our families, communities, and society?

Sociologists try to answer questions like these in order to understand what society is and how it affects individuals. One of the main insights of sociology is the understanding that groups and group life influence every aspect of our lives. Sociology is the systematic study of human societies, their patterns and arrangements, and their processes of development and change. Our faculty has a strong commitment to critical analyses of social structure and social arrangements, emphasizing analyses of race, class, gender inequality and social change.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Messiah College

Calling all independent thinkers who have an interest in public life and a concern for social justice. ... [+]

Politics and International Relations at Messiah College

Calling all independent thinkers who have an interest in public life and a concern for social justice.

As a politics and international relations major at Messiah College, a top-ranked Pennsylvania Christian college, you’ll immerse yourself among students and faculty who are energized by some of the same things that energize you: political campaigns, elections, diplomacy, international affairs, public health, immigration, the environment and race relations.

The politics and international relations major offers a strong academic program that will make you competitive in the job or grad school market. While you might typically think of political science as preparation for a career in public office, we see it as a discipline that thoroughly prepares you to enter a wide variety of fields including government, business, education, communication, law and many others.... [-]

USA Mechanicsburg
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus