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Social Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Virginia Beach, VA, United States
The Social Science programme from Virginia Wesleyan College enables students to achieve depth as well as breadth through studies across the spectrum of the social sciences. By engaging in interdisciplinary studies of human behavior, social systems, and their interaction, students prepare for successful personal and professional lives.
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Depth is provided by a Primary Concentration of courses within the Birdsong School of Social Science.

Students will select a Primary Concentration from fields such as Business, Criminal Justice, Education, History, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation and Leisure Services, Social Welfare, and Sociology.

Breadth is achieved by selecting Secondary Concentrations from two other fields within the Birdsong School of Social Science. Integration of these two fields with the Primary Concentration is promoted through the completion of an individualized program of study developed in SOSCI 200, a required introductory course which culminates with an approved Declaration of Major. Students should take SOSCI 200 in their first semester in the major, or as soon as possible.

A student wishing to declare the Social Science Major at Virginia Wesleyan College must file a Declaration of Major form with the Registrar’s Office at least three semesters before graduation, summer not counting as a semester. 

During the final semester of study, a student will typically complete SOSCI 400, a required capstone course which provides a framework for undergraduate research within a seminar that promotes reflection on learning outcomes and on future studies, professional development, and personal goals following graduation.


  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Recreation and Leisure Services - Therapy Track
  • Recreation and Leisure Services - Management Track
  • Social Welfare
  • Sociology

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:

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Business 
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making 
  • Introductory Macroeconomics 
  • Introductory Microeconomics 
  • Accounting

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.

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General Requirements

  • Application completed and signed
  • Official transcripts from each secondary school attended, sent directly from that institution to VWU if that school is located within the United States. If the secondary school is located outside of the United States, the applicant must provide an official transcript evaluation report. Applicants are advised to use World Educational Services (WES).
  • All international students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Completed Financial Disclosure Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Virginia Beach

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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