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Sample Program of Study - Social Sciences

The listed sequence is only a suggestion. This major has many choices. Final decision rests with the student and the academic advisor(s) and will vary depending on the schedule, major/minor requirements, etc.

Students should plan to complete some courses during summer school if they wish to complete graduation requirements in a four year period.

Students are encouraged to consider taking a foreign language as part of their general education program. (See appropriate section of catalog.)  

Students must select:

  1. An 18-hour primary area of emphasis that includes: criminal justice, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology
  2. Plus 18 hours which includes 3 hours from each social sciences program outside the primary emphasis (CJA, ECO, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC/Anthropology)
  3. Plus 18 hours of electives from any of the SSC areas, with a maximum of 12 additional hours in any area outside the primary emphasis
  4. SSC 485 (1) Social Sciences Senior Seminar

Note: At least 50% of the hours in the major must be upper level courses (300 or above).

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

ENG 102 English Composition Skills

3

Math or Science

3

HIS 120 World History

3

PSY 101 General Psychology

3

General Education

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication

3

Math or Science

3

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or other sociology / anthropology elective for social sciences program

3

CJA 105 Intro to Criminal Justice, CJA 201 Juvenile Deliquency, or other area elective for social sciences program

3

General Education

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

Math or Science

3

Major course(s)

6-9

SOC 110 Intro to Anthropology or other sociology / anthropology elective for social sciences program

3

SOC 220 Social Problems or other sociology elective for social sciences program

3

GEO 120 World Regional Geography or other area elective for social sciences program

3

General Education

3-6

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

Major (primary emphasis) courses

3-6

Major courses

3-6

POS 100 American National Government or area elective for social sciences program

3

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics or other area elective for social sciences program

3

SSC 300 Social Sciences Research Methods (requires 9 hours of previous social sciences coursework)

3

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

Upper division Gen Ed

3-6

Major (primary emphasis) courses

6-9

Elective

3

 

JUNIOR – 2nd semester

Upper division Gen Ed

3-6

Major (primary emphasis) courses

6-9

Elective

3

SENIOR

 

Senior Capstone Experiences

3

Continue coursework to fulfill remaining major (primary emphasis) and graduation requirements.