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Social Sciences at Brown University

We've gathered data and other essential information about the program, such as the ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more. In addition, we cover how Brown ranks in comparison to other schools with social sciences programs.

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Social Sciences Degrees Available at Brown

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

Brown Social Sciences Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for social sciences majors, Brown came in at #13. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in Rhode Island.

Ranking Type Rank
Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates 13
Best Colleges for Social Sciences 13
Most Focused Colleges for Social Sciences 113

Popularity of Social Sciences at Brown

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Brown University handed out 394 bachelor's degrees in social sciences. Due to this, the school was ranked #107 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 12% over the previous year when 351 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 40 students received their master’s degree in social sciences from Brown. This makes it the #108 most popular school for social sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 26 students received their doctoral degrees in social sciences in 2018, making the school the #55 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Brown Social Sciences Students

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

Brown Social Sciences Bachelor’s Program

Of the 394 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Brown in 2017-2018, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Brown Gender Breakdown of Social Sciences Bachelor's Degree Grads

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

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at Brown University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 41
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 170
Non-Resident Aliens 72
Other Races 36

Brown Social Sciences Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 57% of social sciences master's degrees went to men and 42% went to women.

Brown Gender Breakdown of Social Sciences Master's Degree Grads

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

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at Brown University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 11
Non-Resident Aliens 22
Other Races 3

Areas of Concentration for Social Sciences

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

Concentration Annual Graduates
Economics 212
Political Science & Government 91
International Relations & National Security 62
Sociology 30
Anthropology 27
Urban Studies 21
Archeology 10
Other Social Sciences 7

Related Major Annual Graduates
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 135
History 101
Education 74
Psychology 69
Communication & Journalism 37

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