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Social Sciences at Boston University

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 U ranks among other schools offering degrees in social sciences.

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Social Sciences Degrees Available at Boston U

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

Boston U Social Sciences Rankings

Boston U is in the top 10% of the country for social sciences. More specifically it was ranked #37 out of 558 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #3 in Massachusetts.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans 30
Best Colleges for Social Sciences 37
Best Social Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 38
Most Popular Colleges for Social Sciences 42
Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates 83
Most Focused Colleges for Social Sciences 203
Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences 341

Popularity of Social Sciences at Boston U

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Boston University handed out 726 bachelor's degrees in social sciences. Due to this, the school was ranked #42 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 10% over the previous year when 663 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 234 students received their master’s degree in social sciences from Boston U. This makes it the #9 most popular school for social sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 42 students received their doctoral degrees in social sciences in 2019, making the school the #27 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Boston U Social Sciences Students

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

Boston U Social Sciences Bachelor’s Program

Of the 726 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Boston U in 2018-2019, 41% were men and 59% were women.

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

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

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at Boston University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 69
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 100
White 271
Non-Resident Aliens 209
Other Races 54

Boston U Social Sciences Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 47% of social sciences master's degrees went to men and 53% went to women.

Boston U 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 University with a master's in social sciences.

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at Boston University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 62
Non-Resident Aliens 135
Other Races 10

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 448
International Relations & National Security 259
Political Science & Government 143
Sociology 47
Anthropology 45
Other Social Sciences 19
Archeology 18
Urban Studies 14
General Social Sciences 6
Geography & Cartography 3

Majors Similar to Social Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Journalism 1,011
Education 754
Psychology 364
History 52
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 30

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