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Social Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Department of Social Sciences from 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.
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Overview

A degree in any of the Social Sciences prepares students to be viable job candidates, demonstrating flexibility, adaptability, and social intelligence. University of Houston Downtown Social Science students are positioned for success through:

  • Service Learning. The internship program in the social sciences department focuses on developing real-life skills while serving the Houston population through partnerships with local nonprofit agencies.
  • Exceptional Faculty who are dedicated to scholarly activities which promote ethical, quality, innovative research in their respective fields.
  • Co-curricular Enrichment. At UHD, learning goes beyond the classroom. Campus organizations represent the wide-ranging professional and personal pursuits of social science students. In addition, the department offers lecture series, open forums, and panel discussions led by faculty and other respected researchers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall deadline for international students is 1 May.

  • 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:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year 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.

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