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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin

Social Science (BS)


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Federal CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the social science program, students should be able to do the following:

  • Summarize key concepts and theories in at least two of the major social sciences (sociology, political science, psychology, economics, geography)
  • Describe major long-term trends affecting interaction between people and the direction of American society. Particular attention is given to issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, and social problems such as poverty, addiction, and deviance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic statistical analysis to test a behavioral hypothesis.
  • Explain personal interactions and the development of social institutions through a variety of theoretical perspectives.
  • Engage in research or practice experience.
  • Interpret society and social trends from a Christian perspective and identify specific organizations and strategies that address issues of social importance from a Christian perspective.

Social Science BS Requirements


Specificed Core Curriculum


Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements.  The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.

Major Courses


Completion of major courses require a minimum grade of C-.

Optional Concentrations


These courses apply to the 18 credit hours required for the major (see above).

Law and Public Policy Concentration

Fifteen (15) Hours selected from the following or by approval of the Coordinator of Social Science and the Division Chair of Social Science.

General Sociology Concentration

Fifteen (15 ) Hours selected from the following by approval of the Coordinator of Social Science and the Division Chair of Social Science.

Human Diversity/Cultural Diversity


Six (6) Hours selected from the following list or by approval of the Coordinator of Social Science and the Division Chair of Social Science.  

Electives


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. At least 27 credit hours must be upper-level (3000-4999).  A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area. 

Summary


   
Core Curriculum  Requirements 40-44 hrs.


Major Requirements 42 hrs.


Electives 34-38 hrs.


 

Total: 120 hrs.

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