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integrated social science group
Bachelor of Science in
Integrated Social Sciences

Courses

To earn the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Social Sciences degree, you must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits. Students will develop a final capstone portfolio.

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)

  • 3
    credits

    Students will learn how to assemble a portfolio that reflects their progress, knowledge, and insight into college-level study.

  • 3
    credits

    Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

Additional Courses (select 15–19 credits)

  • In consultation with your adviser, select 6–8 credits in quantification from MATH, CMPSC, IST, PHIL, ACCT, or STAT
    • 3
      credits

      An understanding of both qualitative research methods and the theoretical frameworks that inform qualitative inquiry. Additionally, this course focuses on tools for data collection such as individual and focus-group interviewing and observing and recording interaction. This course provides practical experience for students in collecting and analyzing qualitative data with and without the use of technology and examines particular difficulties in the interpretation and reporting of qualitative findings. Qualitative Research Methods is course that bridges disciplinary boundaries and is useful to any student who will be investigating human interaction.

    • or:
      4
      credits

      Introduction to methods of psychological research, with special attention to hypothesis formation and testing, threats to validity, and data presentation.

      • Prerequisite

        PSYCH 100 and PSYCH 200 or STAT 200

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Experiential-based course covering the four main social research methods: available data, survey research, experiments, and field research.

      • Prerequisite

        3 credits in Sociology

    • 3
      credits

      Explores ethics from both a normative and behavioral perspective; four interrelated and mutually reinforcing subject areas will be explored in the course at the individual, organizational and transnational levels business ethics, ethics in unionized firms, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.

      • Prerequisite

        LHR 100 or fifth-semester standing or 3 other credits of LHR

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Focuses on ethics from both a normative and behavioral perspective; four interrelated and mutually reinforcing subject areas will be explored in the course at the individual, organizational and transnational levels business ethics, ethics in unionized firms, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Focuses on ethics from both a normative and behavioral perspective; four interrelated and mutually reinforcing subject areas will be explored in the course at the individual, organizational and transnational levels business ethics, ethics in unionized firms, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability

      • Prerequisite

        LHR 100 or 5th semester standing or 3 other credits of LHR

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Leaders, in whatever context, make difficult decisions, distribute scarce resources, direct and influence the conduct of others, and represent the goals of the enterprise they lead. Thus they ought to exemplify prudence, fairness, integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, sincerity, and morally upright behavior. This course investigates these concepts and the moral dilemmas that arise in developing or applying them.

    • 3
      credits

      Data analysis and statistical applications in political research, including data processing, inferential statistics, contingency analysis, correlation and regression, and multivariate analysis.

      • Prerequisite

        any 3 credits in political science

    • or:
      3
      credits

      This course provides an introduction to the descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychology, and to hypothesis testing as a method of scientific investigation. It also explores the ways in which the assumptions of statistical tests place constraints on experimental design and, conversely, how the design of experiments can dictate the statistical test appropriate for data analysis.

      • Prerequisite

        PSYCH 100 and MATH 21

    • or:
      4
      credits

      Descriptive Statistics, frequency distributions, probability and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.

      • Prerequisite

        Placement into MATH 21 or higher.

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (30 credits)

Additional courses in ANTH, CAS, ECON, PL SC, PSYCH, SOC, and LA 495. 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.

General Education Requirements

Some General Education requirements may be satisfied by courses required for the major. Students should work with an adviser to select courses.

  • 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
    A student must receive a grade of C or better in GWS courses.
  • Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
    A student must receive a grade of C or better in GQ courses.
  • Integrative Studies: 6 credits
    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. Integrative Studies credits may be completed within the thirty Knowledge Domain credits and must be completed with either Inter-domain or Linked courses, not a combination of both.

Electives (20–42 credits)

Courses chosen in consultation with an adviser.

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.

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