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Bachelor's Degree in Social Science

B.A. or B.S. in social science

Social science is a branch of learning that examines society’s institutions — their structures, theoretical foundations, evolution and interrelationships — and how they affect and are affected by human behavior.

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Social science students connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

Students work closely with an interdisciplinary social science advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences to develop a plan of study with a thematic emphasis that fits their interests and future goals.

Cutting across these varied disciplines, the interdisciplinary social science degree offers more latitude in curriculum design, allowing students to pursue unique intellectual ventures, particularly those that require the synthesis of multiple disciplines.

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Did you know?

More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.

Courses and curriculum

The social science disciplines include:

  • American ethnic studies
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political science
  • Psychological sciences
  • Sociology
  • Women’s studies
  • Mass communications

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What can I do with a degree in social science?

A social science degree provides a strong foundation for careers in fields such as psychology, sociology, market research and anthropology.

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Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


Pre-law  >

Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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