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Bachelor of Science in
Integrated Social Sciences


To earn the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Social Sciences degree, you must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits:

  • 51–55 credits required for the major
    • 6 credits prescribed courses
    • 15–19 credits additional courses
    • 30 credits supporting and related areas
  • 45 credits of General Education courses (18 of these credits are included in the requirements for the major)
  • 20–42 credits of electives

Students will develop a final capstone portfolio.

Course List - Bachelor of Science in Integrated Social Sciences 

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Social Sciences curriculum is unique, so you must work closely with your adviser before choosing courses. This list is a reference of the course disciplines that may count toward this degree. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the major.

Prescribed Courses (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Experiential Learning Portfolio L A 201W Students will learn how to assemble a portfolio that reflects their progress, knowledge, and insight into college-level study. 3 credits
Independent Studies L A 496 Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses. 3 credits
Additional Courses (15–19 credits)
Description Credits
Ethics 3 credits
Quantification 6–8 credits
Research Methods 3–4 credits
Statistics 3–4 credits
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (30 credits)
Description Credits
Additional courses in ANTH, CAS, ECON, PL SC, PSYCH, SOC, LA 495 and LA 496. At least 15 of these credits should be at the 400 level with 9 credits from one discipline and 6 credits from a second discipline. 30 credits
General Education (45 credits**)
Description Credits
Arts – GA 6 credits
Humanities – GH 6 credits
Health and Wellness – GHW 3 credits
Natural Sciences – GN 9 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences – GS 6 credits
Writing and Speaking – GWS* 9 credits
Quantification – GQ* 6 credits
Integrative Studies (6 credits)***

*A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

**12 credits are included in the requirements for the major.

***This requirement only applies to students starting in summer 2018 or later. Learn more about the Integrative Studies options and consult your academic adviser when choosing courses to fulfill these requirements. 

Electives (20–42 credits)
Description Credits
Courses chosen in consultation with an adviser. 20–42 credits


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