Bachelor of Art in Social Science

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Minimum 120 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • SSC 100 Introduction to Social Science (3)
  • Complete four of the following introductory social science courses, must be from four different disciplines (12):
    • ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology
    • ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology
    • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • POS 101 American Government
    • POS 102 Introduction to Politics and Government
    • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSY 308 Human Development (3)
  • SOC 201 Social Problems (3)
  • Complete one of the following history sequences (6):
    • HTY 103 U.S. History I and HTY 104 U.S. History II
    • HTY 105 World Civilizations I, Prehistory to 1500 and HTY 106 World Civilizations II, 1500 to Present
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • COM 317 Mass Media
    • ENG 317W Professional Writing
  • SSC 220 Basic Research Methods (3)
  • SSC 320 Research Methods in Social Science (3)
  • SSC 420 Social Science Senior Project (4)

Select One of the Following Pathways:

No Concentration

  • Complete 15 credits of upper-level (300-400 level) social science electives, Disciplines include: ANT, COM, ECO, GEO, HTY, POS, PSY, SOC or SSC. (15)

Gerontology Concentration:

  • HUS 350 Mental Health and Aging (3)
  • PSY 309 Psychology of Adulthood (3)
  • SOC 319 Social Gerontology (3)
  • SSC 362 Death and Dying (3)

Psychology Concentration:

  • PSY 400 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 394 Independent Study in Psychology (3)
  • Complete two of the following courses (6):
    • PSY 302 Psychology of Childhood
    • PSY 304 Psychology of Adolescence
    • PSY 309 Psychology of Adulthood
    • PSY 310 Psychology of Personality
    • PSY 364 The Psychology of Men and Boys
  • Complete two of the following courses (6):
    • PSY 306 Behavior Modification
    • PSY 312 Psychology of Adjustment
    • PSY 315 Transpersonal Psychology
    • PSY 355 Social Psychology
    • PSY 356 Somatic Psychology
    • PSY 361 Applied Social Psychology
    • PSY 401 Educational Psychology
    • PSY 415 Cross Cultural Psychology

Administrative & Organizational Behavior Concentration:

  • BUA/POS 365 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services (3)
  • JUS 103 Foundations of Criminal Justice (3)
  • SSC 317 Leadership Seminar (3)
  • Complete five of the following Administrative & Organizational Behavior electives (15):
    • BUA 100 Introduction to Business
    • BUA/JUS/POS 223 Principles of Management
    • BUA/POS 361 Human Resource Management
    • BUA 369 Marketing
    • BUA/POS 420 The American Health Care System
    • CIS 460 Computers & Culture
    • COL 214 Professionalism in the Workplace
    • COM/SOC 375 Social Networks
    • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics
    • HON 300 Critical Thinking & Writing
    • HUS 214 Human Services Agency Management
    • HUS 218 Community Mental Health Care
    • HUS 240 Social Services for the Elderly
    • HUS 305 Group Process
    • HUS 330 Interviewing & Counseling
    • HUS 349 Supervision in Health and Human Services
    • PSY 361 Applied Social Psychology
    • SSC 450 Conflict Resolution
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems electives (3):
    • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ART 1xx any 100-level Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete a two-semester sequence of the same Foreign or American Sign language (8)
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics I or higher 100-level mathematics course (3)
  • Complete any 100-level laboratory science course (4)
  • Complete any descriptive or laboratory science course (3-4)
  • Complete two of the following Humanities electives, must be from two different disciplines (6):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course

Elective credit hour requirements will vary by pathway and by student’s course selections. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine accurate elective credit hour requirements.

  • Complete enough remaining upper-level electives (300-400 level) to reach 45 total credits, 6 of which must be outside the major (outside of ANT, COM, ECO, GEO, HTY, POS, PSY, SOC or SSC) (TBD based on concentration and course option choices)
  • Complete enough remaining 100-level or higher general electives to reach 120 total credits (TBD based on concentration and course option choices)

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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