BA in Culture, Politics and Society (CPS)

Accredited in the U.S. and Austria, BA in Culture, Politics and Society (CPS) provides an interdisciplinary Liberal Arts curriculum updated for 21st century challenges. The program is designed for the generation which has come of age after the digital revolution, living in a society flooded with information, disinformation and with technological transformations which continue to change how we learn, communicate, and relate to one another.

In this program you acquire skills for interpreting a wide variety of information, ranging from classical texts to statistical data, to understanding the algorithms behind common social media graphics. You are trained in the vital skills necessary for producing knowledge and communicating it in multi-media forms outside the classroom. You are also taught a rich and comprehensive curriculum in the social sciences and humanities, opening many paths towards a fourth-year specialization and completion of a BA major.

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You progress from a broad-based first year, where courses are mandatory for all and experience the feeling of being part of a community, to increased specialization and course choice during the rest of the program. In the first year, you are offered a strong and wide-ranging foundation through specially designed courses that introduce you to the themes of Culture, Politics and Society. The Spring terms of the first three years are dedicated to experiential learning experiences. From the second year onwards, you have increasing freedom of course choice, and by the end of your studies you will have specialized in a disciplinary major and will have completed a specialized capstone project.

Possible majors:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Medieval Studies
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Visual Theory and Practice

 

Possible minors:

  • Critical Humanities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Medieval Studies
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Visual Theory and Practice

The program both integrates into the European-wide Bologna system and offers the best of the American undergraduate education system. After successful completion of a four-year BA, you will receive an Austrian and an American BA degree.

Entry requirements

Admissions requirements:

  • Completed online application form
  • High school records
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • CV
  • Application essay
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Online interview with finalists
Career outcomes

Continuing in graduate school in:

  • Business
  • Policy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Digital Humanities
  • Human Rights
  • Visual Arts
  • History
  • Gender Studies

Possible careers in:

  • Media and Communication
  • Business and Consulting
  • Cultural Sphere
  • Creative industries
  • Public and non-profit sectors
  • Academia and research
Qualification
BA
Duration
48
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Vienna
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