Apr 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences, BS


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Joanna Kaftan, PhD, Coordinator
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Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BA/BS in Social Sciences will be able to:

  • Apply specific social science theory to real world situations and recommend a best course of action.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in empirical social science research.
  • Effectively write generalizations, and weigh conflicting evidence in their writing.

Degree Requirements


To complete a BS in Social Science, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below.

Common Core Requirements


See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core)

Additional Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area cannot be reused from the common core)

3 Hours in Lit.:


Complete 3 semester credit hours in upper or lower-level literature.

3 Hours in Nonverbal Analysis:


Complete 3 semester credit hours in Math or Natural Science.

Major Requirements


3 Upper-Level Hours in Ethics:


3 semester credit hours of PHIL at the 33XX or 43XX level, excluding

9 Upper-Level Hours in Concentration 1:


Complete 9 SCHs in a single discipline from the following options: History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

9 Upper-Level Hours in Concentration 2:


Complete 9 SCHs in a single discipline (other than “Concentration 1”) from the following options: History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

9 Hours in Social Science:


Complete 9 upper-level semester credit hours from any combination of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, or Social Science coursework.

Free Electives


Upper or lower division courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ,” so that the student’s entire coursework, including the above requirements, totals 120 semester credit hours.

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