Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Students working on homeworkThe Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS) program is an interdepartmental degree program consisting of courses in the following disciplines: sociology, communications, & political science.

The program offers a wide variety of courses that focus on human social interaction, and acquaints students with contemporary social problems, their causes, and their potential solutions.

Additionally, a course in the methods of scientific investigation in the social sciences provides students with valuable analytical skills.

Built on a hybrid model (face-to-face and online instruction), this program is designed with the working adult in mind.

Our program allows you earn one of the most versatile Bachelor's degrees currently available, in a format that is:

  • Accelerated - The entire degree program is designed to be completed within 17 months.
  • Flexible - Additional instruction, interactive classroom discussions, and self-paced assignments also occur online throughout each course.
  • Affordable - Program tuition for the 50 units is $16,000. Financial Aid in the form of Federal Student loans and Pell grants are available for this program.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (General Studies) Degree Completion Program prepares a student for potential positions in:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Customer/Client/Patient/Student Services
  • Sales (Real Estate, Insurance, Automobile, etc.)
  • Program Direction and Supervision in Public and Private Sector Organizations
  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety Organizations
  • Research Assistants in Polling and Behavioral Research Organizations
  • Option to take the Single Subject CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers)
  • Application for Law School Programs
  • Application for MPA, MSW and Social Science Graduate Programs