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Social Sciences

Political Science

Politics and policies provide societies with structure, framework, and boundaries. In Political Science, you will learn about philosophies of science, such as Positivism and Interpretivism, and how researchers apply them to other areas of study. Did you know that theories in Political Science can be important topics in economics? The Rational Choice Theory often affect economic behavior. Political Science explores a wide variety of society, including Government and Public Law, International Relations, and Public Administration. There is much to explore in this Social Sciences subject, especially if you want to better understand how your society and government works, and how you can help improve it.

Social Sciences Courses for College Credit

Sophia College Courses are low-cost, self-paced, credit-carrying courses eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Introduction to Sociology

Learn how individuals and society as a whole understand their collective social realities.

Introduction to Psychology

Study the brain, lifespan development, personality, social influence, and psychopathology.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to more than 2,000 colleges and universities.