Like many students, you may find it difficult to select a single discipline for a major. Therefore, a major in social science may suit you best. You will be part of an interdisciplinary program, which examines society’s institutions – their structures, theoretical foundations, evaluation, and interrelation – and how they affect and are affected by human behavior.
This is a group major of 36 credit hours to include the following:
Social Science Core Course Requirements: SOC 201; ECN 202; PSY 205; and one of
the following: POL 303 or POL 385
The Social Science minor requires 24 credit hours, including the Social Science Core Course Requirements (listed above), and additional course work in the social sciences
to total 24 hours.
Graduates of social science find many and diverse career opportunities. Social science graduates have been in demand for jobs in human services, law enforcement, government, and business. Many social science graduates have gone on to further studies in social work, law, education, and business administration.
Specific Information for Students Seeking Teacher Certification
A social science minor does not apply to students in elementary or secondary teaching. These students should refer to the Social Studies group minor.