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Social Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Online
The Social Sciences program of Northwestern University majors examine humankind—its basic nature and evolution around the world and over time, its social structures and issues, and its politics and political institutions.
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Overview

The Social Sciences program of Northwestern University employs a full range of the research methods and comparative perspectives in the social sciences, students gain essential skills in critical reasoning and analysis, creative problem solving, writing, and social awareness.

Graduates will be prepared to:

  • Explain how human identity is linked to social constructs of gender, race, class and culture
  • Apply the insights of various social science disciplines to analyze behavior and beliefs, both of individuals and groups
  • Analyze how various disciplines in the social sciences approach social problems and explain the diverse configurations of human society
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze problems and illuminate issues
  • Use argument and evidence effectively to communicate
  • Apply critical and creative thinking, information literacy, and interdisciplinary perspectives to analyze and evaluate proposed solutions for practical problems in the social sciences

Career paths

Students who study the social sciences emerge with a robust foundation of analytical, research, writing, and argumentation skills, and the ability to apply problem solving and critical thinking to current and future performance in a variety of disciplines and professional settings. They study in professional school—including law, business, medicine, education, public policy—or pursue advanced studies in liberal arts and sciences, or build on their rigorous training in research and analysis to advance in careers in technology, research, analytics, health care, education, the nonprofit sector, public administration and service, management, consulting, planning, and human resources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Origins
  • Anthropology of Consciousness
  • America and the World
  • Intro to International Relations
  • America and the World
  • Political Inequality in the U.S.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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:

    600

    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

  • A completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Official high school transcripts and conferred date of completion (or GED report)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A current resume or CV
  • Documentation of English Proficiency for students whose first language is not English.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    1984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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  • per unit: $1,984

Funding

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