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Benefit from a flexible degree program in the social sciences

The integrated social sciences encompass the study of society and relationships among individuals and institutions. The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Social Sciences combines the content, theories, and methodologies of the social sciences into one program. The course work draws on core social science disciplines of anthropology, communication arts and sciences, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.

What can a Social Sciences degree do for you?

As a student of the integrated social sciences, you can acquire a versatile skill set that includes the ability to effectively create and communicate information, develop and execute systems and processes, exercise critical thinking, and apply theory to practice as well as practice to theory. This 120-credit interdisciplinary program is an excellent choice for students who have not identified a specialized field they wish to enter, and also for students who want to leverage previous education to complete an unfinished degree.

Gain knowledge and skills applicable to many careers

The concepts you'll study in this interdisciplinary online program can prepare you for employment in a variety of fields, or position you for advancement in your current role. As a graduate, your heightened understanding of human behavior and societal relationships will be applicable to any number of careers, including social services, marketing, advertising, human resources, finance, government, and many more.