University Studies (B.S.) Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: University Studies
Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Total Hours: 120
The Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration allows students to explore various aspects of human interaction and social relationships. Depending on the student’s interest, this degree can be tailored for more specific career tracks within the field of social and behavioral sciences. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate/professional school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.
120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:
- 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
- 36 hours within general electives block
- SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology and PSYC 2301 General Psychology are required courses for the general electives block if they are not taken in the core.
- ANTH 2346 Introduction to Anthropology, CRIJ 1301 Intro to Criminal Justice, SOWK 2361 Intro Social Work, POLS 1301 Intro to Political Science, and either ECON 1301 Principles and Policies or ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I Macro & ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II Micro are preferred courses for the general electives block.
- 42 hours within advanced electives block
- All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
- A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
- AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development, AASC 4301 Senior Seminar, and ENGL 3311 Professional Writing (or ENGL 3310 Technical Report Writing with approval) are required courses for the advanced electives block. Prerequisites for AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development include a letter grade of D or better in both ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II.
- Students declare a primary, a secondary, and a tertiary academic area; 12 hours are required for the primary and secondary areas while only 9 hours are required for the tertiary area.
- Areas and their respective course options are listed here
- Anthropology: ANTH 3301 Physical Anthropology; ANTH 3302 Forensic Anthropology; ANTH 4340 Topics in Anthropology (any special topic).
- Criminal Justice: CRIJ 3309 Class Race and Gender; CRIJ 3311 Crime and Criminals; CRIJ 4310 Social Justice; CRIJ 4311 Ethical Issues; CRIJ 4312 Serial Murder; CRIJ 4313 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (any special topic); CRIJ 4314 White-Collar Crime; CRIJ 4321 Responses to Crime; CRIJ 4345 Violence.
- Economics: ECON 3310 Economics of Entrepreneurship; ECON 3320 Money and Banking; ECON 3340 Macro Economics; ECON 3350 International Trade; ECON 3390 Managerial Economics; ECON 4311 Problems in Economics.
- Family Studies: FMST 3340 Human Development I; FMST 3341 Human Development II; FMST 4335 Contemporary Family Issues; FMST 4305 Diverse Family Structures; FMST 4327 Parent-Child Relationships; FMST 4329 Family Interaction.
- History: HIST 3321 Issues in World Cultures to 1660; HIST 4301 Native American History; HIST 4305 American Slavery; HIST 4306 U.S. Women's History to 1877; HIST 4335 Topics in U.S. History (any special topic); HIST 4338 Ancient Greece and Rome; HIST 4344 Witchcraft and the Occult in Early Modern Europe; HIST 4346 French Revolution and Napoleon; HIST 4353 Nazi Germany; HIST 4354 The Holocaust; HIST 4359 Society and War: The United States.
- Political Science: POLS 3313 Judicial Process; POLS 3314 Legislative Process; POLS 3320 International Politics; POLS 3330 Intro to Comparative Politics; POLS 3341 Intro to Public Administration; POLS 3343 Public Policy Formulation; POLS 3344 Introduction to Public Policy; POLS 4312 American Constitutional Law and Development; POLS 4322 International Law/Institutions.
- Psychology: PSYC 3320 Psychology of Personality; PSYC 3330 Psychology of Social Interaction; PSYC 3340 Industrial Psychology; PSYC 3370 Child & Adolescent Psychology; PSYC 4310 Sensation and Perception; PSYC 4320 Abnormal Psychology; PSYC 4360 Learning and Cognition.
- Social Work: SOWK 3300 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I; SOWK 3320 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II; SOWK 3340 Soc Welfare Policy & Services; SOWK 3360 Promoting Social Justice; SOWK 4320 Seminar (any special topic).
- Sociology: SOCI 3310 Sociology of Gender; SOCI 3311 Medical Sociology; SOCI 3326 Social Psychology and Human Interaction; SOCI 3340 Sociology of Sexuality; SOCI 3375 Deviant Behavior; SOCI 3380 Criminology; SOCI 3390 Juvenile Delinquency; SOCI 4300 Seminar in Sociology (any special topic); SOCI 4310 Population Problems; SOCI 4320 Sociology of Education; SOCI 4325 Aging Population and Health; SOCI 4330 Comparative Family Studies; SOCI 4335 Global Health Disparity; SOCI 4342 Epidemiology and Global Health; SOCI 4345 Terrorism and Political Violence; SOCI 4350 Sociology of Religion.