Social Science, B.A.

Degree Program

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science is offered upon completion of the University baccalaureate and major requirements. The Social Science major requires completion of 31 credits, 24 of which must be upper-division.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the most significant developments and principles of the social sciences, depending on the student's concentration (ULO1).
  2. Apply principles of the field of social science to current issues and social problems through the lens of faith integration (ULO3).
  3. Critique and evaluate social institutions from a global and multicultural perspective (ULO2).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Prerequisites and General Education Requirements

The student is required to take the courses listed below before taking upper-division courses. One of the history (HIST) courses below will meet the general education history requirement.

HIST 108United States History to 18653
or HIST 109 United States History Since 1865
HIST 207World Civilizations I3
HIST 208World Civilizations II3
Total Credits9

 Major Requirements

Core Requirements
The following courses are required for all concentrations in either History, Political Science or Sociology:
POSC 204Principles of Economics4
POSC 225Survey of American Government3
Select the appropriate research course to be determined in consultation with the academic advisor, selected from:3
Research Seminar
Political Science Research and Writing
Methods of Sociological Research
Elective Requirements
Select one 3-credit upper-division Political Science course3
Select 6 credits of upper-division coursework chosen with advisor's approval, from courses offered in the Cook School of Intercultural Studies6
Select 12 credits of upper-division coursework in History, Political Science or Sociology12
Total Credits31