2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 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.

Total Credit Hours: 39


57 Total Hours (Social Sciences Core 39+ Restricted Electives 18)


*Restricted electives (an additional 9 hours from each of two of the following disciplines, excluding the selected concentration in history, political science, psychology and sociology). At least two courses from each discipline must be 200-400 level.

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.

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: 16


Second Semester


Total Credit Hours: 16


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Fifth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 14-15


Sixth Semester


  • Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • PSYC - Restricted PSYC Electives Credit Hour(s): 3 **
  • Restricted SOSC Elective Credit Hour(s): 3 *
  • Restricted SOSC Elective Credit Hour(s): 3 *

Total Credit Hours: 15


Seventh Semester


  • Elective Credit Hour(s): 6
  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • PSYC - Restricted Psychology Electives Credit Hour(s): 3 **
  • Restricted SOSC Elective Credit Hour(s): 3 *

Total Credit Hours: 15


Eighth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


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


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