Offered only in the Accelerated Degree Program, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Social Sciences introduces students to the major disciplines that make up the social sciences and provides advanced coursework in several of these. Students in this interdisciplinary program will also develop their analytical and communication skills. Social sciences graduates will be prepared to enter a variety of graduate or professional programs and to succeed in such careers as business, education, government, information management and law.

Students earning the BS in Social Sciences are required to complete the University Core requirements.


Code Course Credit
XX xxx Any WI/SI course 3
ECON 201
or ECON 202
GEOG 200
or POL 208
World Geography
International Politics
HIST 150 The Modern World 3
POL 205 American National Government and Politics 3
PSYC 201 Introductory Psychology 3
SOC 203 Introductory Sociology 3

Total: 21

The student will also take 21 credit hours of elective social science courses at the 300-400 level. Students can choose from economics, geography, history, international studies, political science, psychology or sociology. The student must choose from at least three different disciplines. In determining the grade average for the major, only those social science electives applied to the program will be counted.

The additional credit hours required for graduation will be chosen from other course offerings of the student’s choosing. Students are required to have 120 credit hours to graduate.