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    Description

    Concentrations in:

    • Criminal Justice
    • History
    • International Studies
    • Political Science
    • Pre-Law
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    The Social Science major is an excellent introduction to methods of research and it offers students the possibility to explore the various social sciences before opting for a particular focus. Students may elect to do a second major in either World Religions or IPED. The major provides students with a liberal arts experience from the perspective of the social sciences. Careers that students pursue after graduating from this major include positions in:

    • Government
    • The Foreign Service
    • International Agencies or Businesses
    • Law
    • Teaching
    • Community Relations and 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, students may choose to add concentrations in History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or 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.

    Careers in Social Sciences

    Career opportunities traditionally available to liberal arts students are much enhanced by the flexibility that 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, this program prepares students for leadership roles in their communities and the world, and for self-fulfillment and success in their careers. Career tracks:

    • Non Government Organization
    • Civil Service
    • Law Enforcement
    • Risk Analyst
    • Law Office Assistant
    • Lobbyist
    • Community Planner
    • Market Researcher
    • Teacher
    • Human Resource Director

    Learning Outcomes

    The learning outcomes for the Social Science Program are as follows:

  • Students will possess a broad, liberal arts foundation and an understanding of how developments in social and intellectual history shape and affect human values and institutions.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social science research methods.
  • Students will demonstrate that they are conversant (i.e., possess a basic grasp) in the disciplines subsumed under the "social science" rubric at the University of Bridgeport, i.e., political science, economics, international studies, and sociology.
  • Students will demonstrate a more advanced "working knowledge" of at least one social science discipline.
  • Students so inclined will demonstrate they possess the cognitive competencies and study skills to succeed in advanced/graduate studies in any of the social sciences or in law or business.
  • Students will demonstrate that they have the competencies needed to function competently in an entry-level social science-related career.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in written and oral communication.
  • * Note for all International College majors, a portfolio is collected to track progress in programmatic outcomes

    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 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    History provides powerful insights into our current situation and it allows us to identify the convergence of social, political, economic and cultural developments that led to us speaking the language that we do, that led to us cherishing the values that we aspire to, that led us to appreciate the heritage in which we find pride. The study of history provides crucial insight into the underpinnings of social, cultural, and economic development.

    The study of history can provide students with valuable preparation for careers in education, the not-for-profit sector or in business. The study of history is also a useful way to prepare oneself for law school by getting hold of the big picture.
    Social Science majors interested in pursuing the History concentration must complete the Social Science requirements including six semester hours in each of the following fields:

    • Economics 6
    • Sociology 6
    • Political Science 6
    • Psychology 6
    • History 6

    Through the core requirements of the Social Science major, students develop a working understanding of the social science approach and its application to history. In addition to the two history taken in the core, students need to complete History 207 (American History to 1877) or History 208 (American History after 1877) and History 233 (The Roots of Modern Culture). Students should also complete a minimum of two other courses in history. Offerings available to students include History 100 (Major Figures in World History), History 101/ 102 (World Civilization), History 200 (East Asian Civilization), History 222 (The Ancient Greeks), and History 223 (Ancient Rome), History 280 (Third World Civilzation), History 360 (Studies in African History and Culture), History 326 (European History since 1918).

    In addition students are required to participate in a three semester hour Methods Seminar where they are introduced to research methods and begin to apply them to their own research in the course. Students also are required write a final thesis, related to an aspect of history that is of interest to them. For more information, kindly contract Dr. Beth Skott, Chair of Social Sciences, University of Bridgeport.

    This major is an excellent introduction to social science methods and it offers students the possibility to explore the various social sciences before opting for a particular focus. Students may elect to do a second major in either World Religions or IPED. The major provides students with a liberal arts experience from the perspective of the social sciences. Careers that students pursue after graduating from this major include positions 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.


    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 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.

    Requirements

    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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