Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (Flex)

Personalized coursework and preparation for careers serving the greater good 

The Social Science degree at Providence College School of Continuing Education will equip you with the knowledge, soft skills, and professional development needed for a variety of society-serving careers. You’ll learn how to question assumptions, think critically, and communicate effectively. If you want a career that makes the world a better place, you’ve found the right program to help you achieve it. 


we accept up to 75 credits for prior education
total credits are 120 for the degree and 36 for the major
receive personalized learning with a 12 to 1 student to faculty ratio
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Program Details

Depending on your individual passions and career plans, this highly flexible program allows you to combine courses from any two or three of the following social science areas: economics, history, leadership development, political science, psychology, and sociology. The major requires a minimum of nine courses selected from these areas, with at least three concentrated in one area.  

You’ll begin with a cornerstone course in which you’ll create your own educational plan and determine the focus of your studies. Your degree culminates with a capstone course that brings together everything you’ve learned through a self-designed capstone project, which is also tailored to serve your professional development needs.  

Additionally, you’ll have 14 free elective courses to widen (or deepen) your study in a particular area. These electives could also be used to complete a résumé-boosting certificate in businessmanagementleadershiporganizational communication, or legal studies.   

This program also provides the flexibility you need to develop expertise in a specialized area of your choice, such as business, management, organizational communication, accountingleadership, teaching, or legal studies.


Applying is easy and usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. We’ll ask you:  

  • Some basic background information 
  • When you plan to start classes  
  • Where you’ve attended school previously  

Should you have any questions prior to starting your application, feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable advisers.

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