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Social Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with majors in Social Sciences at the University of Houston Downtown are interdisciplinary degrees meant to prepare the graduate with a general foundation across the social sciences, and the experience of deeper inquiry in at least two areas of study in the social sciences.
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Overview

For purposes of these degrees, the social sciences include history political science, psychology and sociology. 

The following four year degree plan is based on the UHD 2019-2020 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan. 

The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Houston Downtown is an interdisciplinary department with courses in eight academic areas: anthropology, health and behavioral sciences, non-profit management, philosophy, political science, prelaw studies, psychology, and sociology. In addition, we offer core classes in social sciences and a military science program.

Careers

  • Administrative
  • Support
  • Criminology
  • Editor
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Public Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Statistics in the Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Business and Technical Report Writing
  • Advanced Business and Technical Report Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Legal Writing
  • Introduction to Creative Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Apply for admissions using the Apply Texas Application (link works better in Chrome) online!
  • Submit your $80 admissions application fee. The application and fee will be valid for a period of one year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7767 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7767 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2859 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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