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The Bachelor of Art in Social Science program at UAS has changed the way I perceive and interact with my surroundings. Studying history and anthropology, in addition to sociology, allowed me to contextualize social theories and appreciate the common origins of humanity, respectively.

2015 Outstanding Graduate

Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences

Andrew Ainsworth

My UAS Experience

After studying unenthusiastically and undeclared for two years, I took my first sociology class and quickly found myself inspired to ask challenging questions and learn. The Bachelor of Art in Social Science program at UAS has changed the way I perceive and interact with my surroundings. Studying history and anthropology, in addition to sociology, allowed me to contextualize social theories and appreciate the common origins of humanity, respectively. The unique, multidisciplinary approach of the BASS program has afforded me a holistic understanding of where we come from and how we got here. I feel very fortunate to have studied here at UAS under the guidance of some very intelligent and impassioned professors. Their encouragement has allowed me to mature as a student and as a person. Go Whales!

About Andrew Ainsworth

Andrew is a top student with strong grades, but what really makes Andrew outstanding is his deep critical engagement with the material and his concern for the societal impact and significance of what he learns. Andrew has successfully balanced work and academics and offers insightful theoretical and historical analysis to his observations of the social world and his workplace experiences. This is reflected in classroom contributions as well as his coursework. Andrew’s well-rounded approach strongly reflects the mission of the interdisciplinary nature of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. Andrew’s intellectual curiosity and compassion will serve him well in his future endeavors.

  • Lora Vess, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
What really makes Andrew outstanding is his deep critical engagement with the material and his concern for the societal impact and significance of what he learns.
  • Lora Vess, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences