The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science is to develop interdisciplinary professional skills and academic preparation in the social sciences. This degree allows you the flexibility to choose one major concentration area and one minor concentration area from each of the following disciplines - Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

It is well suited for students interested in careers such as survey researcher, market research analyst, policy analyst, human resource manager, and social science researcher, or for those interested in careers in military service and law enforcement.

For more information, contact the Social Science Coordinator, Dr. Dalton Curtis.

Courses & Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Requirements (39 hours) No Minor Required

Required courses:

OS 200  Survey of Social Science (3)

OS 300  Problems in Social Science (3)

OS 400  Social Science Research Methods (3)

Choose one of the following courses:

MA 155  Statistical Reasoning (3)

MA 223  Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)

PY 271  Research Analysis I (3)

QM 257  Business Statistics (3)

SO 242/SW 242  Statistics for Social Scientists (3)

Choose 21 hours in a concentration in one of the following areas. At least 15 hours must be at the 300-500 level:

Anthropology

Criminal Justice

Economics

History (any prefix)

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Choose 6 hours from any courses (300-599) in these areas except for the area of concentration:

Anthropology

Criminal Justice

Economics

History (any prefix)

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Language and Math/Statistics Options: Students may substitute up to 6 hours in foreign language and/or additional math/statistics courses from the above hours, in either category, with the approval of the Coordinator of the Social Science B.A.

University Studies Interdisciplinary Program Options:  UI courses in Social Science may be substituted in any category with the approval of the Coordinator of the Social Science B.A. The program will maintain a list of acceptable substitutions.



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Fax: 573.651.5114

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