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Top 8 Undergraduate Pathways in Social Sciences 2019/2020

A pathway program is one in which students can earn credits towards an advanced degree and learn both verbal and written language skills. The program is typically a year in length and is designed to prepare international students for a more rigorous undergraduate program. 

What is an undergraduate pathway in social sciences? A social sciences program is designed to give students a better understanding of a given culture. What culture a student may study all depends on where he or she chooses to go to school. Courses of the program may focus on developing one’s speaking, reading and writing skills, and on developing a deeper understanding of the way in which the culture communicates. Introductory modules may also include courses on politics, economics and society.

Those who graduate from this particular program tend to possess a keen understanding of cultures other than their own. Additionally, many develop strong communication skills and sharpened critical thinking capabilities. Each of these traits may take graduates far in both their careers and in life.

The cost of a pathway program differs from school to school and program to program. The duration of a program also affects the overall cost of tuition. A student should speak with an academic advisor regarding tuition prior to applying.

Though many graduates of the pathway in social sciences program continue on to pursue a higher degree, many go straight into the professional sphere. Individuals who join the workforce may have numerous lucrative career options available to them. Some may go on to become data scientists, government affairs directors, investment analysts, intelligence analysts and business development analysts. Some work within the government sector, while others pursue careers in academia and the private sectors.

 

Several institutions offer pathway programs in the field of social sciences. Many schools offer online coursework, which is convenient for those with strict schedules. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Social Sciences

George Mason University

International Year One in Human and Social Development will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University. Upon succes ... [+]

International Year One in Human and Social Development will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University. Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

120 credit hour program 27-31 credit hours apply from Pathway 89-93 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

120 credit hour program 15-16 credit hours apply from Pathway 104-105 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key course facts Course length: 1-3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January Fees: From $21,150 Class hours: 17-21 hours per week Class size: 20 Award: This Pathway program leads to one of the following degree programs at George Mason University Community Health, BS; Conflict Analysis and Resolution, BA or BS; Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources, BS; Health Administration, BS; Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management, BS; Kinesiology, BS; or Social Work, BSW. Course... [-]
USA Fairfax
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
George Mason University

International Year One in Humanities and Social Sciences will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University. Upon succ ... [+]

International Year One in Humanities and Social Sciences will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University. Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

120 credit hour program 27-31 credit hours apply from Pathway 89-93 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

120 credit hour program 15-16 credit hours apply from Pathway 104-105 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key course facts Course length: 1-3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January Fees: From $21,150 Class hours: 17-21 hours per week Class size: 20 Award: Leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Art History, Communication, English, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Foreign Languages, Global Affairs, Government and International Politics, History, Latin American Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Sociology; Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law,... [-]
USA Fairfax
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Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
University of East Anglia

A one-year programme equivalent to the first year of a psychology undergraduate degree at at the University of East Anglia. ... [+]

High-quality preparation for entry to the second year of a bachelor's degree in the School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia.

Equivalent to the first year of the degree programme, you will have all lectures alongside UEA first year students, and most of your seminar classes in the INTO UEA Study Centre.

Why apply for the International Year One programme? A route to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme. Professional help and support with your application to university. Where will this programme take me?

Successful completion of the International Year One leads to the initial award of Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from UEA.... [-]

United Kingdom Norwich
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Full-time
9 months
Campus
ICP International College Portsmouth

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. ... [+]

Undergraduate Pathway in Law, Politics and International Relations

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. Stage 1 takes place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefits from small class sizes.

Pathways at the University of Portsmouth

Stage 1: University Foundation

Location

ICP at the University of Portsmouth

Modules

ICT Skills Business Management Engineering Principles Interactive Learning Skills and Communication Research Methods, Critical Thinking and Expression Mathematics for Business English Legal System Design Concepts Degree awards from the University of Portsmouth BSc (Hons) Building Surveying BSc (Hons) Property Development BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Popular Careers Commercial Banking Graduate building surveyor Graduate project manager Graduate structural engineer Property developer Construction engineer Quantity surveyor ... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
January 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
The College, Swansea University

Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuroscientific processes that underpin daily activities such as ... [+]

Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuroscientific processes that underpin daily activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn the consequences of brain injury and how to improve health-related behaviour.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.

When you study in The College, Swansea University, you are a full student of the University from the start of your course.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
November 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 semesters
Campus
The College, Swansea University

Politics is not just about studying government institutions and international relationships; it is a discipline that has explored different visions for a more just societ ... [+]

Politics is not just about studying government institutions and international relationships; it is a discipline that has explored different visions for a more just society for thousands of years and continues to address some of today's most pressing challenges.

Politics and International Relations students at Swansea University investigate issues such as genocide, financial crises, the role of the United States and the United Nations, and the future of political devolution. The course also asks where threats to our society come from, and whether we can prevent them.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
January 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University CEU - Cardenal Herrera

This program offers an intensive focus on international relations. This can be seen in the international character of much of the study program: European Institutions, Hi ... [+]

Studying at the CEU UCH means choosing a University which is different both in the ‘what’ and the ‘how’. We offer a combination of experience and innovation. It is about being truly international and yet with strong local roots. In short, we can offer you everything you need to be whatever you want to be.

What makes us different?

1. Bilingual training

If you would like to study both in English and in Spanish and enhance your future professional profile, you can study the first year of your degree in English and then complete the rest of your degree in Spanish. There are particular learning itineraries to meet different needs:

For students who are not native Spanish speakers: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits (which these students will undertake in the second year). Instead of undertaking these 15 ECTS credits in the first year, you will undertake a Spanish language module to help you prepare for undertaking your studies in Spanish. For native Spanish-speaking students: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits, which will be undertaken in Spanish. ... [-]
Spain Moncada
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
The Hague Pathway College

The Hague Pathway College International Foundation Year will prepare you for success in a number of varied degree programs at THUAS, including business, banking, behavior ... [+]

Overview

The Hague Pathway College International Foundation Year will prepare you for success in a number of varied degree programs at THUAS, including business, banking, behavioral and social sciences.

Stage 1: International Foundation

The international foundation year consists of the following modules and terms:

Module 1 – English & Academic Skills

Term 1

EC

Term 2

EC

Term 3

EC

English & Academic skills

10

English & Academic skills

10

English & Academic skills

10

Module 2 – Management & Social Sciences

Term 1

EC

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Netherlands The Hague
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4 years
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