Social Science Major
Student Learning Outcomes:
A comprehensive Social Science program is designed to meet the needs of the students who desires to study more broadly in the social sciences than is permitted under a single major.  In order to meet the objectives of the Social Science program, the University regularly assesses how well it realizes these and other goals and its methods to achieve them.

Vocational Applications:
This major may be chosen by students who plan on graduate professional education in such fields as law or ministry, where knowledge of several social sciences may be important.

The major consists of 45 semester hours in the Social Sciences.  At least 21 of these must be in one field, called the field of concentration.  Students must take at least nine semester hours in each of two supporting fields.  Supporting fields may be chosen from the following disciplines: criminal justice, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social work, sociology.  Supporting fields of concentration must each be selected from different academic disciplines; however, electives may be chosen from any Social Science discipline, including those designated as supporting fields or the field of concentration.  Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in courses within the major.

Courses include:
21 s.h. in Field of Concentration
9 s.h. in First Supporting Field
9 s.h. in Second Supporting Field
6 s.h. of Electives

Contact Information:
Dr. Sharon Cool, Professor of Psychology
Phone: 605-331-6760  Office: Jorden Hall, 4th floor