The major 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.
Social Sciences majors must complete the following courses:
Code Course Credit
XX xxx​ Any WI/SI course​ 3​
ECON 201​ Principles of Macroeconomics​ 3​
 or ECON 202​ Principles of Microeconomics​
GEOG 200​ World Geography​ 3​
 or POL 208​ 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​
Electives xxx​ Twenty-one (21) additional credit hours of elective social​ 21​
science courses at the 300-400 level. SEE NOTES BELOW.
                                                                                                Total:​ 42​
  • The additional 21 credit hours of elective social science courses at the 300-400 level may be chosen 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 point average for the major, only those social science electives applied to the program will be counted. 



Students who plan to teach Social Sciences on the secondary level should complete the education minor in consultation with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.​