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Franklin University Offers New Social Sciences - Bachelor of Science Degree

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2014

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Social Science - Bachelor of Science program to the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology offerings beginning in Fall 2014.

Social science professionals are complex in their own right. They are effective communicators, team players, critical thinkers, and problem solvers who can apply research and theory to understand a variety of societal issues. Since it takes a broad skill set to excel in the social sciences, Franklin has designed a major to be highly customizable and multidisciplinary providing students with the necessary skills to meet specific career goals. 

Customization is available by choosing courses from a variety of areas, including anthropology, applied psychology, business economics, criminal justice administration, or sociology.  Then, during the capstone, this knowledge is applied to a true-to-life social science exercise using a theoretical or applied approach.

In Franklin’s transfer-friendly Social Sciences degree program, students can transfer up to 2/3 of degree requirements, including previous coursework in anthropology, archaeology, criminal justice, criminology, cultural resource management, decision science, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science, psychology or sociology.

As a student in our Social Sciences major, you will have the opportunity to explore relevant research methods and analysis techniques in pursuit of cause-and-effect relationships within society. You’ll focus on applying the scientific method to human behavior in order to improve society – from individuals, to small groups, at cultural and societal levels, cross-culturally and even looking at the entire world population.

A unique benefit of this program is that students aren’t tied to one specific social science discipline. Instead, Franklin’s curriculum is designed to allow students to choose courses from a variety of social science areas, including anthropology, applied psychology, business economics, criminal justice administration, or sociology.

Depending on the social science courses taken, key areas covered could include case study research, comparative research, content analysis, cost-benefit analysis, demographic analysis, historical research, predictive modeling, secondary data analysis, social assessment, social network analysis, and surveys.

The Social Sciences major is well-suited for students interested in research, analysis, human resources, and other social science fields, as well as careers in military service and law enforcement.  In addition, the analytical and research-oriented aspect of the courses also make it a strong choice for those interested in pursuing a master’s degree.

The capstone course taken at the conclusion of the Social Sciences program provides the ultimate level of customization and offers you a unique opportunity to apply your education in a true-to-life social science exercise. Not only will you showcase your learnings to date, but you’ll decide whether to complete your final project using a theoretical or applied approach.  By choosing the theoretical approach, you’ll develop a multidisciplinary strategy intended to better society. Opt for the applied approach, and you will complete an intervention within a social service setting to further the mission of that organization.

Classes are available online or on site at Franklin’s Main Campus downtown.  For more information visit our Social Sciences - Bachelor of Science Degree page at

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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