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About the B.S. in General Studies with Social Science Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in General Studies with a concentration in Social Science (BSGS – Social Science) has been designed specifically to meet the needs of adults pursuing a high quality bachelor’s degree program and seeking maximum flexibility and breadth in their studies.

A liberal number of free electives are permitted within the BSGS – Social Science program, where students can accommodate all or most of their previous college studies. The BSGS – Social Science enables adults to create their own individualized, interdisciplinary degree, with the on-going help of an academic advisor and faculty mentors.

The Social Science concentration of the General Studies degree embraces the traditional subjects that form a shared intellectual heritage of our diverse culture, as well as promotes the integration, synthesis, and application of knowledge, communication and information systems.
The program is particularly focused in the area of interpersonal communications, group dynamics, a global historical viewpoint, human services and social psychology. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.

Degree Requirements Summary

Social Science Concentration Program Requirements (30 credits)

Includes courses in Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology

University Core Curriculum (42 credits)

Includes courses in Communications, English, Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

General Electives (48 credits)

Select courses that expand your field of study and provide depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools, while providing the opportunity to customize your learning experience.


Detailed Degree Plan