2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Social Sciences, Sociology Concentration, B.A.

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.

Sociology Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 24

*Students can choose from either HIST 497 , PSYC 480 , or SOCI 300  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

Total Credit Hours: 15

Seventh Semester

  • Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Restricted SOSC Elective Credit Hour(s): 6 *
  • Restricted SOCI Elective Credit Hour(s): 6 **

Total Credit Hours: 15

Eighth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 14

Total Credit Hours: 120-121

**Students must take a minimum of 12 additional hours from sociology concentration.
**Sociology (SOCI) Concentration Restricted

SOCI Electives

Social Sciences (SOSC) Restricted Electives

An additional nine hours required from each of the two following disciplines: history, political science, or psychology (18 hours).

*Social Sciences Restricted Elective List