Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Social Science, BA, (Alpine)

Location(s): Alpine


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The study of Social Science is the study of society and human relationship. It includes topics such as history, psychology, sociology, culture, geography, anthropology, archeology, economics, communications, and political science. The unifying principle is a desire to understand the world we live in from a variety of different perspectives and experiences.

The Social Sciences major at Sul Ross is an interdisciplinary program that provides a well-rounded education to those seeking to expand their worldview. Social Sciences involve the study of groundbreaking ideas, critical perspectives, and research methods across academic disciplines and scholarly traditions, from the arts to literature, to history and philosophy, to government and economics, to the natural sciences. A multidisciplinary, social education provides the reading, reasoning, and communication skills to thrive in a broad range of careers. Above all, the Social Sciences program is a gateway to pursue life-long learning.

Choose 3

18-semester-credit-hours (student selected) from 3 subject areas in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (3 x 18 = 54)

Possible areas of study: Communication, History, Political Science, and Psychology

Program Requirements


Core Curriculum: 42

Free Electives: 21

Required Research Course: 3 Credits


Notes:


Students choose 1 of the options above PSY 4330 /PSCH 4330  Students may also complete a McNair Research course, subject and number vary

AERA OF STUDY: COMMUNICATION: 18 Credits


Notes:


Communication: 18-semester-credit-hours including COMM 1335  and any from the following list: COMM 1318 , COMM 2309 , COMM 2333 , COMM 2335 , COMM 3304 , COMM 3309 , COMM 3311 , COMM 4307 , COMM 3315 , COMM 4301 , COMM 4302 , and COMM 4305  (excluding COMM 1310 , COMM 1320 , and COMM 1315 )

AREA OF STUDY: HISTORY: 18 Credits


Notes:


History: 18 semester-credit-hours including HIST 2301 , HIST 2302 , 2311, and any other HIST/HST 3000 or 4000 level course (excluding HIST 1301  and HIST 1302 )

AREA OF STUDY: POLITICAL SCIENCE: 18 Credits


Notes:


Political Science: 18-semester-credit-hours including PS 3306  and any other PS/POLS 3000 or 4000 level course (excluding PS 2305  and PS 2306 )

AREA OF STUDY: PSYCHOLOGY: 18 Credits


Notes:


Psychology: 18-semester-credit-hours including PSY 1302  (PSYC 2301) and any other PSY/PSYC/PSCH course

Total Hours: 120


Core Curriculum: 42

Free Electives: 21 Hours

Required Core Courses: 3 Total Hours

Concentration in: Subject 1: 18 Total Hours

Concentration in: Subject 2: 18 Total Hours

Concentration in: Subject 3: 18 Total Hours

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