The Social Sciences major provides students with a versatile skill set and comprehensive interdisciplinary study of human behavior. Social sciences students explore the cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts of societies, with courses available in anthropology, geography, Latin American studies, sociology, political science, and related fields.
The School of Professional Advancement awards the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences degree following the successful completion of 120 credits, including 30 credits in the major. In In order to fulﬁll fulfill the major core course requirements, students must earn 12 credits in 1000/2000 level and 18 credits in 3000+ level social science courses. Students must complete foundational courses (1000 or 2000 level) in three different social science areas. Students will take another lower-level social science course, followed by five upper level social science courses. As their final requirement, students will complete an interdisciplinary Capstone seminar course.
Major Core Courses
|Introductory (1000-2000 level) social science course elective 1||3|
|One 1000/2000 level course in three different social science areas 1||9|
|Five 3000+ level courses in any of the social science areas 1||15|
|Capstone Seminar 2||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Social Science Areas: anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, and gender and sexuality studies, or another social science area chosen with an advisor.
Students will have the option to complete their Capstone as an independent study in cases where there is low enrollment for the Capstone seminar.