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What will I learn?

APU’s social science major prepares students to educate others in the social dynamics that define our lives. The degree is designed primarily to prepare students to teach social science disciplines (particularly history, political science, geography, economics, and sociology) at the secondary level. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science coursework provides a solid foundation in macro- and microeconomics, world civilizations, U.S. history, world geography, American government, comparative religions, psychology, and history and politics of the non-Western world.

The degree provides future teachers with an integrated study of these social sciences that will help develop analytical skill, comparative perspectives, critical judgment, and a thorough knowledge base about the world around them. Students integrate their study of social science with a Christian worldview, and evaluate each subject through a lens of biblical principles and ethics. Social science majors leave APU equipped to introduce their students to the social disciplines that characterize our world.

Careers for Social Science Majors

  • Teacher/Professor
  • Archeologist
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Politician
  • Sociologist
  • Criminologist
  • Linguist
  • Journalist
  • Consultant
  • Editor/Author

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Complete the 120 total units)

Tuition fees
US$40,830.00 per year
This fee is for 12 - 18 units

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2022


Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Avenue,



91702, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

For international students

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

International students should have obtained a TOEFL iBT sore 80 including scores of 18 in speaking, 20 in listening, 20 in reading, and 22 in writing and IELTS score 6.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Azusa Pacific University

APU offers students a choice of more than 100 study programs including UG and PG courses, as well as online classes to choose from.

  • Best university in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Based in California, USA
  • Offers students a wide range of support services
  • Professors are experts in their respective fields

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