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General Social Sciences at New York University

If you plan to study general social sciences, take a look at what New York University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 61 social sciences majors received their bachelor's degree from NYU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Social Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

NYU General Social Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences

Online Classes Are Available at NYU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

NYU does offer online education options in social sciences for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

NYU General Social Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the social sciences progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The social sciences major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Social Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular General Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 30

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in social sciences from NYU. This is the #31 most popular school for social sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of NYU Social Sciences Graduates

The median salary of social sciences students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $40,666. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 27% higher than the national average of $32,131 for all social sciences bachelor's degree recipients.


Social Sciences Student Demographics at NYU

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

NYU General Social Sciences Bachelor’s Program

43% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 61 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General Social Sciences from NYU in 2020-2021, 57% were men and 43% were women. The typical social sciences bachelor's degree program is made up of only 30% men. So male students are more repesented at NYU since its program graduates 27% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in social sciences.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 18
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

NYU also has a doctoral program available in social sciences. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Social Sciences Grads May Go Into

A degree in social sciences can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Social Science Research Assistants 6,290 $49,000
Social Sciences Professors 2,570 $101,250
Social Scientists 2,410 $84,940


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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