Broaden your understanding of global cultures and workplaces by studying the technologies and global economic activity that draws societies together. Challenge yourself to understand cultures that may differ dramatically from your own and learn to think abstractly, formulate problems, ask appropriate questions, search for objective answers, analyze situations and data, and clearly organize material. You’ll develop critical thinking and communication abilities that prepare you to research, write about, and discuss these important social issues on a scholarly level.
Department Head: Daniel Thorburn
Choose from our Programs below
- Bachelor of Arts in History
- Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a California Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (California)
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
- Minor in Global Studies
- Minor in History
- Minor in Sociology
Why Choose National University?
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 180,000 alumni worldwide.
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75+ Degree Programs
Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.
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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.
Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.
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As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.
College of Letters and Sciences
“Our faculty are established scholars and creators in their own fields. They are dedicated to making your entry into their disciplines a successful one, preparing you for your career as well as graduate study.”College of Letters and Sciences