Jan 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Science, BS


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The Major in Social Sciences provides a comprehensive analytical perspective for understanding human social interaction and social dynamics. This is a very solid foundation for students entering a variety of graduate and professional fields (Law, Urban Planning, Social Work, Public Health, Human Services Administration, Public Policy, etc.). Graduates entering the workforce with the Bachelors degree in Social Science are prepared for a variety of administrative responsibilities in business and government. They may participate in managerial training programs in public or private agencies or serve as research assistants for scientific or marketing programs. Social Sciences majors are employed in a wide range of Human Services in such areas such as education, social services, youth services, counseling, community development and labor relations. Students also may prepare for a variety of opportunities in international and diplomatic services.

General Requirements for Degree


Students must complete 120 credit hours to receive the Bachelors degree. This includes 40 credits of general education requirements, and 42 credit hours in either the Political Science or Sociology majors, or 30 credit hours in the Social Science major. Students will also have to complete additional courses to meet the university's degree requirement of 120 credit hours. These elective courses may include a minor or part of a second major.

Social Science Major Requirements


The major requires:

Political Science (6 Credits)


Sociology (3 Credits)


Social Science Elective (3 Credits)


Advisor approved course from any 300 or 400 level course.

(Anthropology, Political Science, Social work, or Sociology)

Total Credits: 30


Level I (Freshman)


Fall Semester


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level II (Sophomore)


Total Semester Credits: 16


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level III (Junior)


Fall Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level IV (Senior)


Fall Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)

Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Credits: 122


General Education Requirement

University Graduation Requirement

Major Course 

or any 2 part 200 level History

or any ENGL 200 level or above 

BIOL 101  or BIOL 107  or CHEM 101  or PHSC 101  or PHSC 103  

PHIL 103  or PHIL 102  

or IDIS 103  or any Foreign Language or ART 105  or MUSC 201  or DANC 226  or THEA 211 

or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202  or SPCH 204  or GEOG 102  

General Elective - any University course 

Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.

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