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Social Science

University of North Dakota

48 months
17763 USD/year
13322 USD/year
8881 USD/year
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In the Social Science program from University of North Dakota you will study what you love, create your own curriculum and build the skills you need to thrive in any career.


From anthropology and geography to sociology and economics, the social sciences offer a world of fascinating topics. With a B.A. in Social Science from UND, you can combine your fields of interest and create your own unique program of study that will enable you to examine any issue from multiple diverse perspectives.

Why Earn a Degree in Social Science at University of North Dakota?

To succeed in today's competitive job market, you need outstanding skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking. The B.A. in Social Science at UND will build your skills in those areas while you explore how our complex human world works. This versatile bachelor's degree offers many career choices and opens the doors to a variety of employment options.

The online flexibility of the social science degree makes it a popular choice for transfer students looking to earn a bachelor's degree. The B.A. in Social Science can be completed through UND's online enroll anytime courses.


The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND has been accredited since 1913, when the Association was first organized.

For information on special accreditations the University has at the college, department, or program level, please see UND Accreditation.

A degree from the University of North Dakota is accredited, regardless of the delivery format of the program. UND’s independent study courses have similar course content and rigor as traditional courses. They are written and taught by UND faculty members.

Your transcript and diploma will look no different than a student who graduated from UND with the same degree by taking traditional, on-campus courses.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation assures the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-review process that determines if established quality standards are being met.

  • Accreditation is a major way for students, families, employers, government officials, and the media to know that an institution or program provides a quality education.
  • Accreditation helps students choose quality college programs that qualify for federal financial aid.
  • Accreditation enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared. Many employers will only provide tuition assistance to employees for accredited programs.
  • Accreditation is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.
  • Accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs.

Programme Structure

With a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science you will experience a broad, multi-disciplinary education with a concentration in the social sciences. The program lets you achieve moderate concentration in one field and complementary work in all others.

  • Complete a total of 125 semester credits (36 of which must be of a 300 level or above) through a regionally acreddited institution
  • Minimum of 30 semester credits completed through the University of North Dakota
  • 60 semester credits completed through a 4-year college or university
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Complete 39 semester credits of Essential Studies Requirements
  • Follow curriculum approved by the UND College of Arts & Sciences with 60 semester credits in select courses from:
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

The BA in Social Science advisor, Tom Rand, Associate Dean, will help you select a course of study that is approved by the UND College of Arts & Sciences.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Mandatory Immunizations and TB Screening
  • Send Official Records
  • Apply Online and Pay $35 Application Fee
  • Complete Statement of Financial Responsibility
  • Provide Evidence of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17763 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13322 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8881 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8881 USD per year during 48 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 9,947.76 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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