Social Sciences - BA

Program Contact: Dr. Michael Klausner

Note: We are no longer accepting new students into this program. If you have a question regarding this major or another, please contact our Academic Advising Center.

Do you want a major that's flexible? No, we mean really flexible. Want to take the courses you're interested in? Then our Social Sciences major may be perfect for you.

You'll design your own program. For real. You'll choose courses from the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology. We designed the program this way so you will learn how the social sciences relate to various topics that interest you. Topics such as war, poverty, inequality. 

And, because our program is so flexible, it's especially attractive if you're a working adult. Our program will allow you to balance work and academics.

Many of our Social Sciences graduates are teachers. Others are in many of the "helping people" professions, such as social work. Still others have gone to graduate school.

What you can do with a degree in Social Sciences. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

The social sciences major consists of 15 courses (45 credits), 14 of which are distributed in three of seven areas of concentration: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Five courses (15 credits) must be at the 1300 level or above.

Discipline AreasSelect Three Areas

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Area Requirements

Total Credits for Major:  45

Additional Information:



Fass Warren


Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences


235E Swarts Hall

Frederick Richard


Professor of History


217A Swarts Hall

Klausner Michael


Director of Social Sciences Program, Associate Professor of Sociology


203C Swarts Hall

Lawson Helene


Coordinator of Gender Studies Minor, Director of Sociology Program, and Professor of Sociology


205A Swarts Hall

Leck Kira


Associate Professor of Psychology


235C Swarts Hall