Gloria Aranzazu

Length of program

9 semesters and 1 semester of work placement

Investment (semester)

$ 8.520.000 COP

Our Focus

The collective understanding of our past, transformation of our present, and, building a more peaceful, democratic and sustainable social future all depend on the social science training that children receive, in our country. Taking on this challenge, ICESI University forms professionals in Social Sciences with skills to teach the relationships of human beings with history and cultures, spatial and environmental relationships, and ethico-political relationships that explain the reality of our time. In this way, our graduates are competent to create new generations that will responsibly take on their participation in history and in the relationships with others and with their environment.

Institutional Accreditation

In 2015, the Ministry of National Education extended ICESI University the High-Quality Institutional Accreditation until 2021. This, in recognition to the University´s ongoing commitment in maintaining high standards of quality in the development of the functions of training, research and social outreach, as well as, administrative support work within the region and the country.

Why study Social Sciences at ICESI

  • Graduates of the Spanish Language and Literature Program reach a high level of fluency in English as a foreign language.
  • Our graduates will complete training practices starting the second semester where they will apply and develop skills through practice in real environments.
  • Our graduates will pursue training abroad thanks to the high quality standards of the program and the high qualification of English as a foreign language.
  • The Bachelor of Social Sciences will part take in research projects related to teaching and learning issues in social sciences.
  • Graduates will create and apply learning strategies through technology and digital resource production for educational innovation.
  • Graduates will continue their training at the graduate level at ICESI through the Masters in Education with a Social Science concentration.

Candidate Profile

The student aiming to become a graduate of Bachelor in Social Sciences at ICESI should be interested in educator training for core middle and high school education level; have team-work skills to work with a racially, and socioeconomically, diverse group of students regardless of gender.

Also, the aspiring student should have the communicative skills required to develop effective listening and communication skills, and show interest in social sciences and research, as well as, critical inquiry of physical, social, and cultural interactions that arise from specific contexts.

Graduate Profile

The graduate of Bachelor in Social Sciences will be able to teach the relationships human beings establish with history and cultures, space and the environment, the world of politics and the economy. The graduate will design learning experiences directed in a way that students understand, analyze, sustain and argue, critical and ethical judgements related to:

  • Space and time as systems of relationships that allow subjects to reflect on their physical and social surroundings.
  • The ways in which relationships of power constitute social phenomena through historical arguments and exchanges around the material, institutional, and symbolic organization of social life.
  • Diversity as a fundamental condition for constituting national, social, and individual identities.
  • The challenges posed on the subject today by sustainable development and the relationship with the material means of existence.
  • The social practices that thread people’s daily lives.

Fields of Action

Graduates of Bachelor in Social Sciences will be able to perform as:

  • School directors
  • Area coordinators
  • Educators in the fields of Social Sciences at core middle and high school education levels
  • Educators in informal community education processes
  • Directors of themed academic projects
  • Project managers for international organizations, social organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and educational institutions.
Formation lines
  • Idioms
  • Disciplinary expertise
  • Job
  • Science and humanities
  • Citizenship