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The Major in Social Sciences provides a comprehensive analytical perspective for understanding human social interaction and social dynamics. This is a very solid foundation for students entering a variety of graduate and professional fields (Law, Urban Planning, Social Work, Public Health, Human Services Administration, Public Policy, etc.). Graduates entering the workforce with the Bachelors degree in Social Science are prepared for a variety of administrative responsibilities in business and government.

They may participate in managerial training programs in public or private agencies or serve as research assistants for scientific or marketing programs. Social Sciences majors are employed in a wide range of Human Services in such areas such as education, social services, youth services, counseling, community development and labor relations. Students also may prepare for a variety of opportunities in international and diplomatic services. The major requires: 

Social Science (12 Credits)

SOSC 304 Intro to Public Administration
SOSC 310 Intro to Basic Social Statistics 3
SOSC 407 Social Research Methods
SOSC 430 Social Science Applications
Diversity (3 Credits)

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology

SOCI 403 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Economics (3 Credits)

ECON 201 Introduction to Economics

POSC 300 American Political Economy
Political Science (6 Credits)

POSC 301 United States Government
POSC  Elective
Sociology (3 Credits)

SOCI 302 Social Psychology
Social Science Elective (3 Credits)

Advisor approved course from any 300 or 400 level course. Anthropology, Political Science, Social work, or Sociology

Social Science Major – TOTAL: 30

Social Science Major

Level I (First Year)
Fall Semester
*ENGL 101 English Composition  3
*MATH 125
SOSC 430 Applications  3
Sociology of the City  3
General Elective  3
General Elective  3
General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
General Elective  3
General Elective  3
General Elective  3
General Elective  3
General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 


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