Program Overview

Brandman University offers students the Bachelor of Arts degree with the interdisciplinary focus of dynamic Social Science areas of study. Students interested in gaining the formal academic education in the study of the disciplines governing a society and the relationships among individuals within that society may partake in the flexible online and on campus program. The program is available at several California campuses, military bases, and completely online.

The term ‘social science’ is commonly used to describe the multifaceted areas of interest that can be specific or incredibly broad in topics related to how humans interact with other societies, as well as the influences of written and spoken word, media, history, laws, and many other factors. Social sciences are responsible for comprising many of the general education requirements of Brandman University and requirements at other colleges and universities, because they provide students with solid foundation for almost any current or future endeavor.

Students have the option of selecting three areas of concentration from the disciplines of: criminal justice, history, organizational leadership, political science, psychology, and sociology. The choice of concentrations can be personal or professional aspirations, or can serve as the foundation for a broad understanding of cultural diversity. Successful students should be able to apply the learned concepts to furthering educational pursuits or when entering fields of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, history, law, linguistics, literature, and communications.

Potential graduates must complete the required 120 credits to earn the interdisciplinary degree in social science. Upon successful completion of the required courses and credits, graduates should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of core developmental concepts as well as the ability to apply social sciences when applying critical decision making and analytical skills. Graduates should have the resources to blend the intricate social, political, cultural, economic, organizational, and technological processes that comprise a modern society.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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