Why earn a degree in social science?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

To succeed in today's competitive job market, you need outstanding skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking. The B.A. in Social Science can also be completed at UND and will build your skills in those areas while you explore how our complex human world works. This versatile bachelor's degree offers many career choices and opens the doors to a variety of employment options.

The online flexibility of the social science degree makes it a popular choice for transfer students looking to earn a bachelor's degree. The B.A. in Social Science can be completed through UND's online enroll anytime courses.

Build Your Own Bachelor's Degree

In collaboration with your academic advisor, you'll create your own interdisciplinary curriculum and pursue your interests. Choose classes from:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

You can also focus on a particular theme through directed study in:

  • Health and Human Services
  • Economic and Political Science Studies

Social Science at UND

  • Study abroad in Brazil, Belize, China, Chile, Spain, Ireland or Mexico.

  • Collaborate with faculty members on research and present your results.

  • Join the University's Mock Trial Team and argue cases in front of a panel of experts.

  • Gain real-world experience by taking on an internship.

Careers in Social Science 


Annual median salary for medical and health services managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Medical and Health Services Managers


Anticipated job growth for paralegals and legal assistants

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Most Flexible College Degree

A degree in social science will take you anywhere you want to go, because you'll have the communication and problem-solving skills that employers prize. Your academic advisor will help you identify your skills and interests and determine the best career path for you.

Career options for social science majors include:

  • Academic advisor
  • Account manager
  • Case manager
  • Claims adjuster
  • Commercial underwriter
  • Consultant
  • Customer advocate
  • Disabilities determination specialist
  • Paralegal
  • Program manager
  • Service manager
  • Teacher
  • Mental health technician

When You Major in Social Science

A Social Science degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management

UND Social Science Major Alumni

Social Science alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Unitarian Universalist Society
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • A&H Cartage, Inc.
  • AFLAC, Inc.
  • Anchor Plastics, Inc.

Social Science Courses

Leaders That Do

Students at UND take chances, seek challenges and become leaders that do.