Social Science, B.A.
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:
- Identify and explain the most significant developments and principles of the social sciences, depending on the student's concentration (ULO1).
- Apply principles of the field of social science to current issues and social problems through the lens of faith integration (ULO3).
- 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 Core Curriculum (GE) Requirements
The student is required to take the courses listed below before taking upper-division courses. Two of the history (HIST) courses below will meet the Core Curriculum (GE) history requirement.
|HIST 100||World Civilizations I||3|
|HIST 101||World Civilizations II||3|
|HIST 200||United States History To 1865||3|
|The following courses are required for all concentrations in either History, Political Science or Sociology:|
|POSC 204||Principles of Economics||4|
|POSC 225||Survey of American Government||3|
|Select the appropriate research course to be determined in consultation with the academic advisor, selected from:||3|
|Political Science Research and Writing|
|Methods of Sociological Research|
|Select one 3-credit upper-division Political Science course||3|
|Select 6 credits of upper-division coursework chosen with advisor's approval, from courses offered in the Cook School of Intercultural Studies||6|
|Select 12 credits of upper-division coursework in History, Political Science or Sociology||12|