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Social Science Studies Program Requirements

General Education Degree Requirements
Course Credits
English Composition (ENG 101 & 102) 6
Literature Requirement (ENG 231 or 232) 3
Constitutions Requirement 4-6
Mathematics Requirement 3
Distribution Requirement (Humanities & Fine Arts) 9
Life & Physical Sciences & Analytical Thinking 9-10
PHIL 102, and two courses from Life & Physical Sciences category: at least one must be a lab 9
Multicultural & International Requirements* 6

* Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements many simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements, except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirement.

College of Liberal Arts Requirements
Course Credits
Social Science 9
Foreign Language or Foreign Culture 6
Additional Fine Arts 3
Core Requirements*
Course Credits
IDS 201: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies 3
IDS 240: Interdisciplinary Research Methods 3
IDS 494: Interdisciplinary Inquiry 3
IDS 495A or 495B: Interdisciplinary Capstone
(495B can only be completed as an internship during the summer)
3

* Courses must be taken in sequence

Social Science Studies Concentration Requirements

Students choose 42 credits from all available courses in the following Social Science departments:

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Students may complete a maximum of 21 credits from any one department

Students must complete 6 credits in at least three Social Science departments