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The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree program from National Louis University provides a broad understanding of human and social behavior emphasizing the interdisciplinary perspectives of anthropology, economics, history, political science and sociology, combined with strong critical and analytical skills.
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Under the B.A. in Social Science degree program umbrella, NLU offers three tracks: a Preparation for Teaching Secondary Education track, a Comprehensive track and a Cohort track.

Choose NLU's social science bachelor's degree if you:

  • Are interested in learning a range of complex problem solving skills
  • Are looking for a flexible, accommodating degree program schedule
  • Want to understand people and social institutions in today’s society
  • Are interested in teaching secondary education in Social Science


At National Louis University, the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program doesn't lock you into a specific career. Your opportunities will be broad because members of our expert faculty encourage flexibility. The social science degree program focuses on understanding society and social institutions and on how this understanding informs our knowledge of human behavior and the improvement of lives. It is excellent preparation for a challenging career as well as for law or graduate school.

Graduates of the Social Science program often enter careers in a broad range of organizations that work with the public including:

  • Social and community service organizations
  • Criminal justice and law enforcement
  • federal, state and local government
  • Public administration
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Foreign service
  • Human resource management
  • International agencies and businesses
  • Educational institutions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Economics 
  • Foundational Sociology 
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
  • Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences 
  • Race and Ethnicity 
  • Social Theory 
  • Social Inequality 
  • Social Science Seminar 
  • Asian American Cultures and Society 
  • Sub-Saharan African Cultures 
  • Middle and South American Cultures 
  • Native American Cultures 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your NLU application.
  • Be certain that you meet the admission requirements for your program of study.
  • You must have all of your secondary, college and university foreign transcripts evaluated by one of NLU's approved foreign credential evaluation agencies. The course-by-course evaluation must verify degree equivalency of a level of education equivalent of a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required.
  • The person(s) paying your tuition and living expenses while you attend NLU must complete and sign an affidavit of support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 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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