The BS in integrative social science is a degree program designed to cross-educate students in the disciplines of the social sciences to meet the complex issues that confront the human society in the 21st century. The emphasis of the program lies in bridging traditional disciplinary boundaries to immerse students in the myriad of theories and skills available across disciplines, allowing for true fusion of ideas and methodologies which otherwise may elude them with traditional, single-discipline social science programs. Thus, graduates of the program are prepared with theory and research skill sets that allow them to draw from the best of the multiple disciplines of the social sciences as they confront a technically sophisticated 21st century world.
Integrative Social Science (BS)
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Because of their mastery of the multiple methodologies of the social sciences, graduates of the program have many more professional opportunities available to them than their peers with single-discipline training. Among others, graduates of the program work as:
- conflict resolution experts
- counselors or case workers
- data analysts
- environmental assessment experts
- organization managers (private, public and nonprofit)
- policy analysts
- program evaluators
- public relations officers
- public safety and criminal justice professionals
- sustainability experts
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|City and Regional Planning Aides||5.6%||$39,460|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Social Science Research Assistants||5.6%||$39,460|
|Investment Fund Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||17%||$65,320|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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