2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Social Sciences, Psychology Concentration, B.A.


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Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree


The baccalaureate degree program in social sciences is interdisciplinary and draws from all of the social sciences disciplines. The program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities, including post-graduate education, law schools and employment in government and social service agencies.

Students must complete the general studies requirement, the social sciences core, and at least one social sciences concentration.

Social sciences are disciplines of academic inquiry, which scientifically study the social life of human beings. This information is used in building a system of knowledge about the nature, growth, and functioning of human societies.

Total Number of Hours Required for Graduation with a Degree in Social Sciences: 120 hours.

Academic Plan of Study


The following eight-semester recommended schedule is based on current course offerings in Social Sciences Department. Students are advised to carefully check semester class schedule listings for availability of individual courses.

First Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Second Semester


Total Credit Hours: 14


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Fifth Semester


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Restricted PSYC Electives Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Restricted SOSC Elective Credit Hour(s): 3 
  • Phys or Biol Sciences I & Lab Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 16


Sixth Semester


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Restricted PSYC Electives Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Restricted SOSC Elective Credit Hour(s): 6
  • Phys or Biol Sciences II & Lab Credit Hour(s): 4

Total Credit Hours: 16


Seventh Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Eighth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 14


Total Credit Hours: 120-121


**Students must take a minimum of 9 additional hours from psychology concentration
**Psychology (PSYC) Concentration Restricted

Social Sciences Restricted Electives


An additional nine hours required from each of two following disciplines: political science, sociology (18 hours).

*Social Sciences (SOSC) Restricted elective list


Psychology Concentration


Students must take a minimum of 12 additional hours from one concentration above the hours utilized for basic requirements of the major.

Total Credit Hours: 24


*Must use PSYC 480  to fulfill Research Methods requirement.

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