Social Science Major

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science appear in section 3 of the Academic Rules and Regulations for your cohort. 

Methodology Courses

Students must take all methodology courses required for the disciplinary tracks in their majors. In addition students must take two Methods & Statistics (MET) courses. 

Major Courses and Tracks

Social science majors must take 10 courses within the SSC department towards major requirements. Social science majors may currently complete requirements with tracks in the following areas:


It is also possible to do a minor in Methods & Statistics (MET).

The following dedicated programs are available within the social science department.

The DDLL program allows students to pursue both a LAS degree and a Dutch law degree in a combined program of four years. The Transnational Law Program is aimed at training students in different national legal systems. UCU East Africa intends to expose students to global diversity, connections and challenges, inspiring principles of global citizenship. More specifically, the program aims at preparing students for work in the area of international development. UCU East Africa also counts as a curriculum enrichment option.

UCU offers students access to MediaLab and DirectRT to support students working on empirical research projects. Students can also make use of the university's SPSS license. Find more information at about software.

For the academic year 2017–2018, the Social Science Student Representatives are as follows:

  • Law: Sophie van Dongen
  • Psychology: Anggêr Jamung
  • Political Science: Floris de Klerk Wolters
  • Economics: Miguel Lammers
  • Human Geography: Anna-rosa Juurlink
  • Anthropology: Emma Carson
  • Sociology: None
Head of Department
Longina Jakubowska


Erwin van Sas

Economics (track coordinator)

Gery Nijenhuis


Bald de Vries


Kirsten Namesnik

Methods & Statistics

Guus de Krom


Meindert Fennema (Fellow ad interim)

Political Science

Christel Lutz


Marco van Leeuwen