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    You can earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Science by taking online courses during the semester schedule. This means that you can work toward your degree from anywhere – at the time and place of your choice!

    Depending on your goals, you can complete one course every semester, or you can earn your degree faster by taking more than one course each term…it’s up to you!

    The BA in Social Sciences focuses on your intellectual growth through study in the social sciences:

    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    The program lets you achieve moderate concentration in one field and complementary work in all others.

    By earning your bachelor’s degree in Social Science, you will:

    • experience a broad, multi-disciplinary education with a concentration in the social sciences.
    • demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills.
    • learn to communicate more effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • make more well-informed choices.

    Bachelor of Social Science - Independent Study Option

    You also may work toward your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science through Independent Study by completing self-paced, college courses online or by correspondence from the University of North Dakota.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline August 1 (Fall); December 1 (Spring); April 1 (Summer) Tuition fee
    • EUR 7330 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 7330 Year (National)


    Start date January,May,August 2015 Credits 125 Credits
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    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.

    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.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 76

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

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    With semester-based, online courses from the University of North Dakota, you can get the classes you need, the flexibility you want, and the quality you deserve!

    Adult Learners

    If you are an adult learner juggling the responsibilities of family or work, online courses give you the flexibility you need to pursue your educational and career goals.

    Employeer-Provided Tuition Assistance

    UND accepts company payments for employer-provided tuition assistance programs. Contact your human resource department to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.

    Military Personnel

    If you are active in the military, you can take your college courses with you…no matter where you go!

    The University of North Dakota was ranked in the Top 3 of Military-Friendly Online Schools among a review of more than 200 accredited online military-friendly schoolsby Guide to Online Schools, a leading education portal.

    UND also is approved to offer college credit courses through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program.

    UND accepts military and veterans tuition assistance. Contact your military education or veterans’ administration office to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.

    NOTE: Service members and veterans taking 100% of their courses online and who are enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill may also be eligible for a monthly housing allowance. Refer to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for details.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Technological Requirements

    Although specific technical requirements may vary by online course or program, the following general technical requirements are required for all online courses. Active E-mail Account Current Operating System: Windows or Macintosh Internet Connection: DSL/Cable (recommended) Note: A wireless or satellite connection should not be used for taking exams/quizzes and is not recommended for "Live" Web classes. Current Internet Browser: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari Word Processing Software: Microsoft Word (recommended) Additional Free Software Downloads (as necessary) IMPORTANT! For more specific information about technical requirements, refer to the UND Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT), your course syllabus (available approximately 1 week prior to your course start date), or contact your instructor.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of North Dakota.


    Is the University of North Dakota accredited?

    Yes! 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.

    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.

    Source: Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

    Will the credits earned at UND transfer to another school?

    The transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions.

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