Top Social Sciences, General All Programs - 2021

For all the 19,377 degrees granted in Social Sciences, General per year, the majority of them are Associates degree. Of the 19,377 students earning degrees across the US, 33% percent identify as men and 67% percent identify as women. While students at schools all over the country study Social Sciences, General, California has the most graduates. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, General is $39,700.

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Total Students
19,377
Total Males
6,301
Total Females
13,076

Degree Type

  • Total Associates degree

    11,992

  • Total Bachelors degree

    6,650

  • Total Masters degree

    658

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    38

  • Total Doctors degree research scholarship

    18

  • Total Postbaccalaureate certificate

    16

  • Total Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Degree

    4

  • Total Post masters certificate

    1

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See where Social Sciences, General is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Social Sciences, General degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Social Sciences, General

If you’re thinking about majoring in Social Sciences, General, then you should consider these top colleges, including The University of Virginia's College at Wise, the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey and the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. The University of Virginia's College at Wise is our top ranked institution for a degree in Social Sciences, General with 64 students graduating with this major annually . Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Social Sciences, General Majors

For Social Sciences, General majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Regulatory Affairs Managers, Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education and Social Science Research Assistants. Not only that, Social Sciences, General graduates may find a high-paying job, such as Transportation Planners or Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other.

Top Paying Careers for Social Sciences, General

  1. Transportation Planners   (Median Wage: $83,330)
  2. Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other   (Median Wage: $71,530)
  3. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education   (Median Wage: $61,660)
  4. Social Science Research Assistants   (Median Wage: $47,510)
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