Social Science Major

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
CRN Course Name Credits
Ant 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits

Eco 100 or Eco 101

Intro to Macroeconomics or Intro to Microeconomics

3 credits
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:
Ant 400
Soc 414
Psy 440
Fieldwork or
Qualitative Research Methods or
Research Seminar in Psychology
3 credits
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
Total 57 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

Course Sequences