The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences provides a degree program that facilitates study across the academic disciplines in social science. It is designed for students whose academic interest or career objectives require an individualized approach.
This option allows students to design and create their own program of study in conjunction with ongoing consultation with an academic advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences. It consists of Essential Studies requirements and major requirements.
Students wishing to complete a “teaching major” in Social Science should instead follow the BSEd program in Social Studies (see Department of Teaching and Learning listing).
College of Arts and Sciences
B.A. with Major in Social Science
Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:
I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).
II. At least 60 credits (24 of which must be upper division) from at least 3 of the following departments: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography*, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Students may also choose to complete an optional subplan for directed study around a theme:
Health and Human Services
a. At least 21 credits from Psychology
b. At least 15 credits from Sociology
c. At least 12 credits from Anthropology
Economic and Political Science Studies
a. At least 21 credits from Economics
b. At least 15 credits from Political Science
c. At least 12 credits from Sociology
For Geography courses carrying Social Science credit, see University ES listing.