The University of Arizona Global Campus Reviews of Bachelor's in Social Sciences

  • 13 Reviews
  • San Diego (CA)
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83% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Social Sciences

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Jamie Kouba
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2019
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I loved everything about Ashford University! I was really nervous to be going back to school after taking an eighteen-year hiatus to raise my daughter. I was also working part-time and didn't know if I'd be able to manage it all. As it turns out, I excelled! I ended up graduating Summa Cum Laude in English and in Cultural Anthropology. I finished two bachelor's degrees in just four years! The teachers were great. The classwork was challenging. I loved the flexibility of the online format. I was a bit thrown off to find out that the classes were only 5 weeks long, but quickly adapted to that. I really liked the financial aid office and the advisors too. Everyone was always very helpful. My advisor checked in with me about once a month, for my first year, and then once several months for the rest of the time that I was in school. When I did have a problem, which wasn't often, I heard back from him practically the minute that I sent an email saying that I had a problem. The only issue that I ever had was that because the teachers weren't local to me, they didn't have any advice on local connections to make for internships or future career moves. Luckily, I saw that as a potential problem going in and used some of my course work to make connections with the local archaeologist. Which, coincidently is how I ended up picking my Master's program, that I got accepted into because of the great letters of recommendation that my teachers at Ashford wrote!"
Fernando Ramirez
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Great staff and awesome experience and I am better because of Ashford. I was having a difficult time pursuing a degree but the academic advisor team was friendly and cordial. Furthermore, the classes were applicable and engaging. I am currently working on finishing masters and thanks to Ashford I am able to do well in my program."
Cynthia Berry
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I was really satisfied with my education at Ashford University. I was very nervous about going back to school at my age at the time I enrolled and worried about if I was going to be able to follow through. The enrollment counselors were very helpful and once I started taking classes I knew I had made the right choice in schools. The classes and instructors were above what I expected. The structure of the classes and when assignments were due made it very easy for me to study at my own pace while also taking care of my family and working."
Ingrid Padgett
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I am a former student of Ashford University and I am so happy that I chose this school to get a degree from. I am 56 years old and when I set out to obtain a degree it was my goal to graduate by the age of 55 and I did it. I worked full-time, had two back surgeries and five deaths in my family and I still graduated with honors. This school is for those people that are self-disciplined and dedicated to working hard in order to achieve their goals. If you do not have these characteristics you may want to consider going to a community college otherwise I highly recommend this University. I graduated with a double major and wouldn't have it any other way."
Shekiah Wagner
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2016
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I thoroughly enjoyed my study at Ashford University. Being online, I was able to complete coursework and learn at my own pace. I had a baby and chose not to miss any classes, since they were online (so disregard my "Safety On Campus Rating). I earned my degree being a full time Corrections Officer, full time mom, and wife. I would definitely recommend this University, especially to military families that need a financial break. I love Ashford."
Romaine
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"This is to serve as a warning not to Attend this university. Thua university Will not let you graduate on time, adding additional courses which would have to be paid before graduation. Because of this university I'm in debt of 65000. I wouldn't recommend this university to my enemy. They do not care about you. This university a negative 5."
Christy
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Stay away!!! This school is only in it for the money. I have had nothing but headache and problems. They increase tuition more than normal, they charge more fees and more for materials than normal. They are a private for profit university. They do not care about you, they care about your money. I had problem after problem with the financial aid dept. I was in the middle of getting my degree and they discontinued classes I NEEDED to get my degree, their answer was basically too bad for me, they can do what they want and they already have my money. I cant graduate now and am over 50,000 in the pit with them. I had to transfer to a different university and lost about 50 credits I paid and spent time earning. Teachers do almost no work and offer no help, a computer system handles all the grading a such. STAY AWAY!"
Emanuel
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I thought Ashford was a very good school. While I have no complaints about the staff, I do think that the educational material should go more in depth into the topics. Of course, some teachers were better than others, but overall the school was good."
Put the work in!
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"First of all I loved Ashford. It may be a bit expensive , but college is. If you are in an online program, expect a stigma, but times are changing, more and more universities have online programs, this is a fact. I transfered classes from junior college and a SWAC university, all the professors had master degrees and my advisor never changed. I received all they promised, my advisor even advised on the cost!!!! I am proud to say that I graduated from Ashford with honors and my employer does not look down on it, I put in the blood, sweat and tears to get a degree, period!!! I could go on on, just wanted to add that some of the Negativity is not founded. Remember that folks that have a negative experience are more likely to voice an opinion, For me it was great and now I am experiencing the rewards of my hard work."
alyak
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I am about to finish my Bachelor's Degree at Ashford University, my experience with Ashford (Online) has been nothing but positive, every single staff member I had contact with has demonstrated excellent professionalism and promptness. As graduation time nears, I am almost sad to leave the online classroom and seriously considering signing up for a Master's in Education because I am not ready to stop learning just yet. I recommend Ashford University to anyone looking to further their education one class at a time. I am sorry to learn there are some unhappy customers and really hope Ashford does everything possible to keep everyone at a good stand as they (Ashford) have done with me. Best of luck to all"
Marques Jones
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Ashford University has been wonderful I really like the faced pace, five week courses because i get bored really fast. There are several things you ned to know to determine if the school is right for you. First, you must be a fast learner who has extensive comprehension skills. Next, academic level writing skills for any online school are required because everything you do is written unlike face-to-face brick and mortar courses. You must be semi computer literate to navigate the classroom, and internet to conduct research. Procrastinators need not apply, time management skills are critical and the instructors hold you to the time frames unless you request extensions with penalties. Ultimately it is your responsibility to complete the work in a timely fashion. Ultimately if you put in the work, can work autonomously, and enjoy learning Ashford University will be for you. On the other hand if you just do enough to get by expecting to get a quality education shame on you. The four years flew by and now I am considering a Masters Degree in Organizational Development (OD). I could not have asked for more from a school. I would highly recommend Ashford University to any one who meets the criteria above."
Jess B
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"First off, I am a National Guard veteran. When I spoke with an advisor, they took this into consideration and were very excited to tell me about their veteran discounts and what they have to offer. I have taken 6 courses so far and I have noticed a lot of my classmates are also veterans or currently in the military. I started with Ashford in the beginning of summer 2014. So far my cons I have with the school are: 1. They first told me I had all the paperwork, and then they told me there was missing paper work. Not a big deal to redo some if it, but it was annoying. 2. Instructors are VERY less than helpful. I e-mail when I have issues, concerns, or flat out confused and they just tell me to go to the Ashford writing center. Even when my question had nothing to do with writing, I was asking for clarification on an assignment. 3. The amount of essays, discussion topics, and everything else they cram into 5 weeks in insane! I can hardly keep up with it and my GPA can speak for that. 4. First week of my most recent class I had to create a layout already for the week 5 final essay, do my intro, discussion topics, and a quiz on top of all of it. I understand it's a school and you have assignments and discussion topics count towards attendance, but wow! That first week felt like an overload. How is a person supposed to make a final essay outline in the first week of class if we have no knowledge so far of everything we are to learn? 5. They really need to implement more breaks, such as spring breaks or at least a week or two in the summer. It's nice have a couple of days during Thanksgiving and two weeks during Christmas, but I feel I will get burned out with everything being back to back, nonstop and no breaks again until the end of the year. 6. The instructor’s reviews of submitted assignments are so vague. For example my thesis statement was considered "awkward” by my instructor. Can I take that moment to be the instructor and ask questions such as "What about this thesis statement makes it awkward?" Pros: 1. Having one class at a time to concentrate on is nice. 2. I didn't have to take an accuplacer, which I think is a good thing?? 3. The online class is quite simple to navigate. 4. Online school is convenient since I work part-time and the local tech school class hours clash with my work hours. Those are about the only four I can think of at the moment. I honestly feel like I am not getting the education I deserve with how fast they fly through these classes. I want to know that I WORKED for my education and degree and not just fly through a bunch of classes and end up with a degree with no knowledge to back it up. I think I might end up going to a brick and mortar school because I learn better in a face to face setting."
Ms. Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"In working a full-time position in a non-profit organization, I was able to complete my studies without any feelings of being overwhelmed. Yes the assignments were a challange looking at the syllabus, but once you have devised your study pattern that worked for you, I found it was managable. I think you as a student need to have the determination to take on the task of continuing your education. Yes the tuition fees are higher than some other tuitions you as a person need to be able to make that determination whether the cost of the programs is what you are willing to invest in a career. I experienced death of 2 family members while in school and I was able to take the time that I needed with the direction of my advisor that also allowed me to maintain my attendance requirements for finanacial aid. The program challenged my to devise a plan that worked for me. I would advise students to ask questions and use your judgment as to whether this program would be a beneficial venture for your."