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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science, B.A.

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Professors: Mark Henkels, Mary Pettenger


Combines a general social science perspective with a specific discipline focus. The program prepares graduates for a specialized field as well as giving mobility across fields. Students learn the methods developed by their discipline to understand both the past and the present. Graduates apply these methods to resolving local, national and international issues.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze social issues from two or more disciplinary perspectives.
  2. Effectively communicate about social issues in speech and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to research the nature and consequences of social action in specific contexts.

Core Courses

The major requires 65 credits which must be from the following disciplines: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Sustainability, History, Political Science or Sociology. A minimum of 36 credits must be upper division courses. No more than 20 credits may be in Criminal Justice. Courses should be chosen in consultation with a Social Science faculty advisor.

Students must also take at least one theory course and one methods course from the following lists:


Total Credits: 65

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements may be fulfilled with a grade of S.

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