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Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences
International Education and Foreign Language Concentration

Foreign Language: Minimum of 12 credits (unless waived)
Total of 15 credits from the following courses:

Section Course
HIST 110 World Geography and Culture
HIST 220 Latin America
HIST 320 Modern Japan
PSCI 303 International Relations
PSCI 402 The Third World
PSCI 404 Living and Working Overseas
SS 305 EL Global Problems and Perceptions of Capitalism

Total of 6 credits from the Related Fields such as:

Section Course
HIST 104 WW I to the Present
HIST 203 From the Jazz Age to the Computer Age
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
SOC 104 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Required Courses: 6 Credits

Section Course
SS 400 Senior Research I/Research Methods in the Social Sciences
SS 415 Senior Research II/ Senior Seminar in Sociology

Electives: 9 credits from Related Disciplines such as History, Sociology, Economics, and Philosophy, selected in consultation with the Department Advisor.
Free Electives to equal 120 credits after CORE and General Education Requirements.

NOTE: MATH 122 Statistics is the required General Education Math Course for the International Education and Foreign Language Concentration

Control Sheet

Political Science

The goal of the Political Science concentration is to provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of political institutions and rule. Emphasis is placed on the study of American and international governments, international relations, and the role of good citizenship, both locally and globally. As a result of completing the requirements for the Political Science major, students will be prepared for graduate-level education, including law school, or careers in government, public administration, the United Nations, and international corporations. Students will demonstrate their mastery of content areas in Political Science through their competency in written and oral communication, critical and analytical thinking, and technological literacy. It is also expected that students will embark on their chosen career paths with an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Franciscan values, and their application within their professional and personal lives.

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a Concentration in Political Science
Required courses:

Section Course
PSCI 101 Introduction to Political Science
PSCI 102 American Government
PSCI 303 International Relations
MATH 122 Statistics I
PSCI 415 Senior Seminar in Political Science
SS 400 Research Methods in Social Sciences

15 additional credit-hours in political science from:

Section Course
PSCI 205 The Legislative Process
PSCI 290 The American Presidency
PSCI 291 The Judicial System and Constitutional Law
PSCI 306 The History of Modern Political Thought
PSCI 305 The History of Ancient Political Thought
PSCI 402 The Developing World
PSCI 404 Living and Working Overseas

Related courses: 15 credits selected in consultation with the departmental advisor. These include courses in History, Sociology, Statistics, Economics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Six credits must be at the 300-400 level.

Political Science Control Sheet
Political Science Four Year Plan

What Can I Do with a degree in Social Sciences?

Students may pursue a bachelor’s degree in this interdisciplinary major, designed to illustrate the interaction of humans and their environment primarily through the study of history, sociology, political science, and criminology.

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