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Social Sciences at Boston College

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, and more. Also, learn how Boston College ranks among other schools offering degrees in social sciences.

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Social Sciences Degrees Available at Boston College

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences

Boston College Social Sciences Rankings

Boston College is in the top 10% of the country for social sciences. More specifically it was ranked #40 out of 558 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #6 in Massachusetts.

Ranking Type Rank
Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates 22
Best Social Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 25
Best Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans 27
Best Colleges for Social Sciences 40
Most Popular Colleges for Social Sciences 57
Most Focused Colleges for Social Sciences 107
Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences 338

Popularity of Social Sciences at Boston College

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Boston College handed out 637 bachelor's degrees in social sciences. Due to this, the school was ranked #57 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 3% over the previous year when 654 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 57 students received their master’s degree in social sciences from Boston College. This makes it the #72 most popular school for social sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 23 students received their doctoral degrees in social sciences in 2019, making the school the #65 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Social Sciences Student Diversity at Boston College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the social sciences majors at Boston College.

Boston College Social Sciences Bachelor’s Program

Of the 637 social sciences students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Boston College, about 55% were men and 45% were women.

Boston College Gender Breakdown of Social Sciences Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at Boston College are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 61% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's in social sciences.

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at Boston College
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 51
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 65
White 391
Non-Resident Aliens 70
Other Races 46

Boston College Social Sciences Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 44% of social sciences master's degrees went to men and 56% went to women.

Boston College Gender Breakdown of Social Sciences Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Boston College with a master's in social sciences.

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at Boston College
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 16
Non-Resident Aliens 34
Other Races 3

Social Sciences Majors

Social Sciences students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas. Individual majors may not be available for all degree levels.

Major Annual Graduates
Economics 452
Political Science & Government 208
Sociology 55
General Social Sciences 2

Majors Similar to Social Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 334
Education 303
Communication & Journalism 221
History 90
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 2

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