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    Jul 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science, BA

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After earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in social science, you will have a greater understanding of societal needs, diverse cultures and individual responsibility. Your viewpoints could prove vital in how a company or organization operates.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in social science.

Hours required and general/college requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” and College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements

An interdisciplinary major in social science for the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 48 semester hours in the social sciences, 24 of which must be advanced and must include 18 hours in one field chosen from anthropology, economics, geography (regional science only), history, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work and sociology, plus 30 hours in at least two other of these fields.


None required.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additional information

For more information concerning this major, contact an academic counselor in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising, College of Arts and Sciences GAB, Room 220.

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