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Social Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
DeLand, FL, United States
The Social Science program of Stetson University is interdisciplinary and encourages you to examine a wide range of human experiences through the theories and methodologies of the social sciences.
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These disciplines seek to understand the structure, culture and functioning of modern society, as well as changes that have occurred through social, cultural, historical, economic and political processes.

Courses that can be used towards your social science major are offered by the departments of economics (College of Arts and Sciences), environmental science and geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology and anthropology. With prior approval, select offerings in other departments and programs may also be included.

Rather than majoring in one specific social science discipline, you will be exposed to a wider range of social science fields and allows you to concentrate in two of them. The Social Science program of Stetson University is comprised of seven units in one discipline (the primary area of concentration, or primary discipline) and four units in a second discipline (the secondary area of concentration, or secondary discipline).

Social science majors complete a senior research project in their primary discipline. Additionally, students must complete two general education social science courses and/or elective social science courses in two different social science disciplines, both of which must be outside the primary and secondary areas of concentration.

Career Outlook

As an interdisciplinary major that focuses on research, internships and preparation for graduate studies, students with a degree in social science will find themselves with many potential career paths based on their area of interest, economics, environmental science, history, political science, psychology, sociology or anthropology. The nature of the program allows students to build a degree outcome related to their career interest.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The senior project course in the primary social science discipline and collateral requirements and prerequisites for the senior project course. (Department prerequisites may be counted as part of the seven courses required in the primary discipline.)
  • A primary social science discipline
  • A secondary social science discipline
  • Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium (must be taken once) 
  • One unit in a non-primary or non-secondary social science discipline
  • One unit in a second non-primary or a non-secondary social science discipline

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • The Stetson University Application
  • A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample
  • All international applicants for admission who do not come from an English-speaking country or who have not attended an English-speaking school for at least three years must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 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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