The mission of the Behavioral and Social Sciences degree is to promote students’ intellectual growth, individual enrichment, skill development, and career preparations in the areas of criminal justice, sociology, and psychology. The degree allows students choose a major emphasis from criminal justice, sociology, and psychology. In addition, students select two minor areas of concentration providing a well-rounded education in behavioral and social science studies.
- PSYC 2003 General Psychology
- CRJU 2003 Introduction to Criminal Justice*
- PSCI 2003 American Government: National
- SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
- CRJU/PSYC/SOC 3153 Research Methods
- CRJU/PSYC/SOC 3183 Statistics
Major in Behavioral and Social Science (BA) – 120 hours
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 32 hours (3 hours of social science are included in the major)
Behavioral and Social Science Core Requirements – 15 hours
PSYC 2003 General Psychology
CRJU 2003 Introduction to Criminal Justice*
PSCI 2003 American Government: National
SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
CRJU/PSYC/SOC 3153 Research Methods
CRJU/PSYC/SOC 3183 Statistics
Major Area of Concentration – 33 hours, 15 upper level resident hours
First Minor Area of Concentration – 9 hours***
Second Minor Area of Concentration – 9 hours***
Other requirements – 15 hours
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
Foreign language (6 hours) which may be fulfilled by freshman-level courses in the same language or a satisfactory score on a language proficiency exam.
Either 6 hours of foreign language above the freshman level or 6 upper level hours in world studies.
Completion of remaining hours to total 120 hours
*Student should consult with advisor. CRJU 2003 Introduction to Criminal Justice should be taken if the major area of concentration is Criminal Justice.
**No double-counting of courses among concentration areas.
***At least nine of the hours in the minor concentrations must be in residence.