Bachelor of Social Sciences
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (B.SOC.SCI.)
The Bachelor of Social Science programme is designed to provide a broad education in the social sciences with the aims of producing students who are knowledgeable and sensitive to, as well as capable of understanding and handling social issues and social problems innovatively. Students choose a major from one of these four social science disciplines: Anthropology and Sociology, Development Planning and Management, Economics and Political Science. Students also choose a minor that can be from any one of the minor packages offered by the school or from other schools in USM. Although each major has its own requirements, in general students take university-level courses, basic and common social science courses, major courses, minor courses and elective courses to complete a minimum 122 units for graduation.
The course structure for Bachelor of Social Sciences is as follows:
|Component||Courses||Accumulated Units Required|
Introduction to Development Planning and Management
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Economic Issues
Introduction to Anthropology and Sociology
Statistics for Social Science
Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Philosophy of Social Research
Depending on the requirements of each major
Depending on the requirement of each minor
Choose any courses offered at the School of Social Sciences that are not part of your major or minor
Bahasa Malaysia IV
Bahasa Inggeris Akademik
Bahasa Inggeris Am
Islamic and Asian Civilizations
Our Bachelor of Social Sciences program is a four-year program. The medium of instruction for our Bachelor of Social Sciences program is Bahasa Melayu although there are courses that are offered in English.
For potential students, please visit https://pohon.usm.my/ for admission requirements.