Social Science



Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences



The Matrix. Erin Brockovich. Bamboozled. John Q.

What do these movies have in common? Social sciences. In this field, undergraduate students learn about race, behavior, government, politics – anything related to society and culture. Social scientists cover it all. Graduates are prepared for a variety of administrative responsibilities in business and government, as well as advanced studies in law, human services, public health, or public policy.


Core Courses
30 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 304
3
Introduction to Public Administration
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Basic Statistics
SOSC 407
3
Social Research Methods
SOSC 430
3
Social Applications
POSC 301
3
U.S. Government
SOCI 302
3
Social Psychology
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
OR
SOCI 403
3
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
ECON 201
3
Introduction to Economics
OR
POSC 300
3
American Political Economy
POSC XXX
3
Political Science Elective: Advisor approved course from any 300 or 400 level course in Political Science
XXXX XXX
3
400 level course in Anthropology, Political Science, Social Work, or Sociology

Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
HIST 205
3
African American History I
IDIS 102
3
Music and Dance
SOCI 201
3
Intro to Sociology
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
HIST 206
3
African American History II
PHSC 103
3
Physical Science
SPCH 105
3
Speech Communications
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
PHIL 102
3
Logic
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 302
3
Social Psychology
POSC 300
3
American Political Economy
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 304
3
Intro to Public Administration
POSC 301
3
U.S. Government
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 310
3
Statistics
SOCI 403
3
Race and Ethnicity
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 407
3
Social Research
SOSC 340
3
Nonprofit Leadership
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 430
3
Social Applications
SOCI 411
3
Special Topics
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective