Social Sciences Program

Degree Options and Plans


Major in Social Sciences (Major Code: 121)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the "University Core Curriculum" section of the catalog.

A student electing this major must complete the following 54-hour program from among anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology:

  • 18 semester hours in each of two social sciences.
  • Nine semester hours in each of two additional social sciences.

No one-semester-hour courses may be counted toward the above requirements. Students following this program shall have as their major adviser the head of the department in which they elect to meet one of the 18-semester-hour requirements noted above.

Teacher Certification

The Department of History, Political Science and Criminal Justice offers secondary teacher certification majors in history and social studies, as well as grades 4-8 social studies. Consult the "Department of Education" section of the catalog for core curriculum, certification majors and interdisciplinary requirements related to programs offered by this department.