Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) 
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Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science Major

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The Social Science major is designed to develop knowledge and skills in history, political science, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, international studies, and geography; provide interdisciplinary study in the social sciences; and study current affairs and handling of controversial issues. The major is excellent preparation for law school, government service, graduate school, and secondary school teaching in social studies. Four social science emphases are available: Global Studies, History, Political Science, and Psychology.

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Social Science Major Core (33 credit hours)
Electives (30 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Social Science Major (33 credit hours)

Field-Related Electives (9 credit hours)

The Field-Related Electives can be done from the same or a different prefix as that of the Required Emphasis (below). 

Choose 9 credit hours of upper level (300 or above) courses not already part of the Required Emphasis Core from the following prefixes:

  • ECO - Economics 
  • GLS - Global Studies
  • HIS - History 
  • POL - Political Science 
  • PSY - Psychology

Required Emphasis Core (12 credit hours)

Choose an emphasis in one of the following subject areas: 

  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Select 12 credit hours within the selected subject area.  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be from upper level (300 or above) courses. All courses within the emphasis must be from the same prefix (e.g. GLS for an emphasis in Global Studies).

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