The Social Sciences major offers an opportunity for students to explore a breadth of courses in Psychology, Sociology, Gerontology, Economics or Political Science. Students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor to develop a plan to meet their career goals. The school major may be good preparation for employment or for entry into graduate programs in some disciplines such as law, management and social work. The B.A. in Social Sciences does not provide sufficient depth to prepare for graduate study in any of the social sciences.
Students who complete a degree in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences will:
- Understand the broad relationships and connections among the disciplines studied.
- Understand the most basic and essential principles of at least one discipline.
- Communicate their analysis of a problem or evaluation of a proposition accurately and intelligibly from the view of a natural or social scientist.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under "Program Required Courses" for the Social Sciences major.
Major Credits: 36
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade: C-
Program Required Courses
36 total credits in PSY, SOC, GER, ECN, or POL with following distribution:
- Sixteen credits must be earned in one social science discipline.
- Eight credits in a second social science discipline.
- Sixteen credits must be at the 3000 level or higher.
- Balance of the credits selected from any of the social science disciplines.
- Courses in other disciplines that have a strong social science emphasis may be counted toward the major with approval from the Dean.
To graduate from The College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0