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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 31k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    The Social Science/Sociology track provides an excellent comprehensive introduction to the social sciences and to social science methods. It offers entering students the possibility to explore the various social sciences before opting for a particular focus.

    Some Students in this program elect to do a second major in Mass Communication, Martial Arts Studies, World Religions, Literature & Civilization or International Political Economy & Dipomacy (IPED). The major in Social Science provides students with a liberal arts experience from the perspective of the social sciences. Careers that students pursue after graduating from this major include employment in government, the foreign service, international agencies or businesses, law, teaching or community service. Five optional concentrations are available in history, international studies, political science, psychology, and sociology. Some examples of required courses are American History, Roots of Modern Culture, UN Studies, Social Inequality, and World Regional Geography.

    The Social Sciences major is designed to provide students with a liberal arts experience from the perspective of the social sciences. It is innovative both in its interdisciplinary approach to subject matter and the options it offers students to pursue their goals, whether in graduate school or government or the foreign service, in international agencies or business, in the law, teaching or community service. In addition to completing the major (i.e. meeting the requirements indicated in Groups I & II), students may choose to add (i) concentrations in History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or (ii) minors in career-related areas such as International Business, Finance, Human Services, and Education. Career opportunities traditionally available to liberal arts students are much enhanced by the flexibility the Social Science major permits. In its interdisciplinary approach, its emphasis on breadth as well as depth of learning, and its focus on practical skills, the Social Science major prepares students for success in their careers, for leadership roles in their communities and the world, and for self-fulfillment.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
    • USD 30965 Year (National)
    • USD 30965 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content


    • Engl C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
    • Hum C201 Humanities I 3
    • Foreign Language 101 3
    • Math C105 Intermediate Algebra 3
    • History (Group I) 3


    • Hum C202 Humanities II 3
    • Foreign Language 102 3
    • Psychology (Group I) 3
    • FA C101 Fine Arts 3
    • Political Science (Group I) 3


    • SoSc C201 Social Science I 3
    • Foreign Language 103 3
    • Sociology (Group I) 3
    • Economics (Group I) 3
    • Political Science (Group I) 3


    • SoSc C202 Social Science II 3
    • Foreign Language 104 3
    • Economics (Group I) 3
    • History (Group I) 3
    • Elective 3


    • Sci C101 Natural Science Core 3
    • Sociology (Group I) 3
    • Psychology (Group I) 3
    • Concentration 1, or Elective 3
    • Liberal Arts Elective 3


    • Sci C102 Natural Science Core 3
    • SoSc 300 Seminar in Methods 3
    • Concentration 2 & 3,
    • or Electives 6
    • Liberal Arts Elective 3


    • IntSt C101 Integrated Studies/Oral Comm 3
    • SoSc 395 Thesis 3
    • Concentration 4,
    • or Elective 3
    • Free Elective 3
    • Liberal Arts Elective 3


    • Caps 390 Capstone Seminar 3
    • Free Electives 12

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below:

    1. A letter certifying completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
    Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB).

    2. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates).

    3. A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates and a minimum Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates).

    4. A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition.

    5. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

    6.An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112.

    7.An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5.

    8. A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates and score of 77 or above for graduates.

    9. A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above.

    10. A level of “Advanced” on the English Language Proficiency Test of the College Board.

    11. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English.

    12. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates.

    13. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

    14. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.

    15. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (post-graduates).

    You must demonstrate English language competency in one of the ways listed above. If you don’t demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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