Program Information

Individual students, in cooperation with the program coordinator, design a curriculum that addresses their broad interest in the social sciences and prepares them to achieve their academic and career goals. The courses necessary to fullfill a social science discipline, include a certain number of courses taken from the same discipline.     Approved disciplines include: Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work.*

Curriculum Overview Course Units
General Education Requirement 20
Foundation Courses 9 9

Distribution Courses 11
Includes MAT 102 & CIS 233

Free Electives 4
Major Requirements 20
SSC 100* The Social Sciences
SSC 400* Social Sciences Seminar
Research Methods: CRJ 300, POL 390, PSY 222, SOC 320 or SWK 330
Concentration Discipline:
* criminal justice, economics, political science, psychology, sociology or social work
Social science discipline #2 * 3
Social science discipline #3 * 3
Social science discipline #4 * 3
Advised electives 4
Total 20 Course Units

To see all of the general education courses, click here to view the Social Sciences curriculum card.


The minor in social sciences explores the interdisciplinary nature of the social science disciplines.     The minor consists of 6 courses:

SSC 100 - Introduction to Social Sciences

Five courses from the following areas:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology