Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Social Science, BS

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The purpose of a social science major is to prepare a student to understand the broad implications of the various social science disciplines and to utilize that knowledge as a foundation for personal, professional, and educational growth. The social science major with an emphasis in History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology prepares students for professional or graduate study in the social sciences or law, as well as an extensive variety of professions.

The social science major consists of 42 semester credits. A minimum of 18 semester credits must be selected from upper division coursework. In addition, students must complete the general education core outlined on pages 90-92, along with additional elective credits to complete the 120 semester credits required for the Bachelor of Science degree. A minimum 2.00 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

Students may select only one emphasis area with this major. Students may not double major in the area associated with the emphasis.

Select one Emphasis Area (27 credits)

Emphasis in History


Emphasis in Political Science


Emphasis in Psychology


Emphasis in Sociology


Emphasis in General Social Science


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