Bachelor of Arts
An interdisciplinary program of study is offered in the social sciences which leads to the degree of bachelor of arts. This program allows students to design an individualized major combining courses from any two or three social sciences: anthropology, economics, history, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology, black studies (BLS 101 and others by approval of the Social Science Program director), and women’s studies (WMS 101 and others by approval of the Social Science Program director). Each student works with the program director to select courses with a focus on the student’s interests and career plans.
The major requires a minimum of 10 courses, usually selected from two or three social science disciplines. These 10 courses must include a research methods course (ECN 214, PSC 102, PSY 201, or SOC 209) and a social science theory course (APG 401; ECN 309, 484; PSC 341, 342, 343, 344 or 480; PSY 481, 486; or SOC 403 or 417) and SSC 480 Social Science Capstone Seminar. At least 6 of the 10 required courses, including SSC 480, must be at the 300 or 400 level. It is adjustable to students’ own preparations, interests, and expectations.