Social Sciences

Your curiousity towards multiple fields across the social science disciplines and preference for an interdisciplinary approach to your undergraduate studies may qualify you for the Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences. This program allows you to build a major that concentrates in and combines courses from Africana studies, anthropology, economics, history, Jewish studies, legal studies, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban studies, and gender, sexuality, and women's studies. Also available is a pre-education option for those interested in preparing for a teaching career.

Degree Offered: BA
Credits: 120
Time to Complete: 2 to 4 years
Format: On campus and online
Location: Pittsburgh
Internship Required: No, but encouraged

Pre-Education Track

Advanced Degree Option*

The College of General Studies and the Pitt School of Education have collaborated on a concentration in the social sciences major that incorporates the prerequisite science course work needed for admission into the certificate program in social studies education. This option may be used by students interested in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) offered in the School of Education. 

*Pending acceptance to the School of Education—completion of prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance.