The baccalaureate degree is awarded upon the completion of the first cycle of study, which lasts three years. Undergraduates benefit from an international context with students and scholars coming from various countries. Studies at this level combine a sound introduction to the main areas of the social sciences with basic tools for social research. Both theoretical and research skills acquired in those three years prepare students for further studies or future employment.
The admission requirements include knowledge of the Italian language, an Italian high school diploma, or a record of equivalent qualifications as required for enrolment at the University.
The baccalaureate degree program introduces students to the main subjects and methods used in studying the social sciences. During the three years (six semesters) and 180 training credits (ECTS), students earn this degree by attending and passing courses, seminars, workshops, one annual conference (162 ECTS), and final tests (18 ECTS).
Only after having passed successfully all the exams, the student may take the final examinations, which consist of a 20- to 30-page paper and an oral exam. The successful completion of these two final exams allows the student to graduate with the baccalaureate in Social Sciences.