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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences B.A./B.S.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree/Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

May be either depending on option selected; see the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees ” section of this catalog.

Major in Social Sciences

(Major Code: 121)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.

Social Sciences Requirements:

A student electing this major must complete the following 57-hour program from among anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

18 semester hours in each of two social sciences

Nine semester hours in each of two additional social sciences


All students majoring in social sciences must complete a portfolio consisting of essays and research papers written for the various disciplines of the program as well as a reflective essay. The portfolio of work is due to the Social Sciences program director before the completion of the final semester of study. A student must submit a portfolio to be cleared to graduate.


No one-semester-hour courses may be counted toward the above requirements. Students following this program shall have as their major adviser the head of the department in which they elect to meet one of the 18-semester-hour requirements noted above.

Teacher Certification

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice offers secondary teacher certification majors in social sciences. Consult the “Department of Education ” section of this catalog for core curriculum, certification majors and interdisciplinary requirements related to programs offered by this department.

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides

Degree checklists and curriculum guides (suggested course sequences) are available by linking to the Advising Services Degree Checklists webpage.

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