The Social Science baccalaureate is a 120 credit (4 year) degree that is an integration of anthropology, economics, geography, government, psychology, political science, and sociology. This major is designed for those interested in professional careers in civil service, public service, secondary social studies education, or graduate work in law.
No minor is required. For career planning, we do recommend students take a minor such as Criminal Justice, Education, English, French, or specialty courses such as law courses or the MHRT-C (social work) sequence.
|Social Science Requirements|
|Ant 100||Introduction to Anthropology||3 credits|
Eco 100 or Eco 101
Intro to Macroeconomics or Intro to Microeconomics
|Psy 100||Introduction to Psychology||3 credits|
|Soc 100||Introduction to Sociology||3 credits|
|Geo 201 or Geo 203||Cultural Geography or World Geography||3 credits|
|Psy 340||Research Methods||3 credits|
|Pos 100 or Gov 200||Political Science or American Government||3 credits|
|Soc 352||Statisctics for the behavioral and Scocial Sciences||3 credits|
|*Senior Research Seminar Capstone either:|
Qualitative Research Methods or
Research Seminar in Psychology
|Upper-level Ant electives||6 credits|
|Upper-level Eco elective||3 credits|
|Upper-level Gov or Pos elective||3 credits|
|Upper-level Geo or Hty elective||3 credits|
|Upper-level Psy elective||3 credits|
|Upper-level Soc electives||6 credits|
|Electives (Eco, Gov, Geo, Hty, Pos, or Psy)||6 credits|
Disclaimer: The requirements listed above provide an example of what may be required for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the academic year in which the student enrolled in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.
Each student, within the first year of attending UMFK, shall select a program advisor from among the full-time faculty in the Social Sciences. The advisor will guide the career and professional choices of the student.
Required experiential work
Students will be expected to work within the campus and local community each year. The extra-mural service learning experiences are part of the senior year evaluation.
Techniques for assessment
The student will be assessed both directly and indirectly. Students are to maintain a year-by-year portfolio of exemplars of their work. In the senior year, the portfolio will be reviewed by 2 Social Sciences faculty.
*Select one of the following concentrations or a minor:
Note: Students may not double major in both Behavioral and Social Sciences