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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

General Education Requirements

As stated under General Education Requirements (All Bachelor Degrees)
(partially satisfied by required program courses)

Required Program Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following: 3 credits
    ECO 100     Into to Macroeconomics  
    ECO 101     Intro to Microeconomics  
    ECO 201     Environmental Economics  
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology OR  
    PSY 100     Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
SSC 340 Research Methods 3 credits
Select one of the following: 3 credits
    GEO 201     Cultural Geography  
    GEO 203     World Geography  
    GEO 280     GIS Applications I  
Select one of the following: 3 credits
    POS 100     Political Science  
    GOV 200     American Government  
    PSA 221     Ethics & Community  
SSC 105 Introduction to Human Sciences 3 credits
  Upper Level ANT or PSY or SOC elective 3 credits
  Upper Level HTY or ECO or POS/GOV Elective 3 credits
Select either PSY 497 or SSC 440 & SSC 441
PSY 497 Community Behavioral Health Internship OR 9 credits
    SSC 440     Research Methods & Theory Seminar (Capstone I) AND 3 credits
    SSC 441     Research (Capstone II) 4 credits
Total 34 credits

Required Support Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
HTY 100 and HTY 101 OR  
    HTY 102 and HTY 103 6 credits
MAT 351 Statistics 3 credits
SSC 241 Writing and Critical Analysis in Behavioral and Social Sciences* 3 credits
Total 12 credits

*Students may show evidence of competency by submitting evidence for writing skills

Required Additional Credits

18 Additional credits required through one of the following 4 options:

  1. Complete a Minor (other than Social Science)
  2. Complete 18 upper level credits in a Social Science field: ANT, ECO, GEO, GOV, HTY, POS or SOC
  3. Complete the requirements for Secondary Education, with an endorsement in Social Studies.
  4. Complete a Social Science concentration.

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Social Science, graduates must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit;
  2. Complete a minimum of 45 hours of upper level credits (300 or higher);
  3. Maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.0;
  4. Complete program required courses with a grade of C or better