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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:

  • 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 (select 15–19 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
TBD TBD In consultation with your adviser, select 6–8 credits in quantification from MATH, CMPSC, IST, PHIL, ACCT, or STAT 6–8 credits

Quantitative Political Analysis

 

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Elementary Statistics in Psychology

 

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Elementary Statistics

PLSC 309

 

 

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PSYCH 200 
 

 

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STAT 200

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

Prerequisite: any 3 credits in political science

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Provides an introduction to the descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychology, and to hypothesis testing as a method of scientific investigation

Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 and MATH 21

or

 

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

Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 021 or higher

3–4 credits

Ethics in the Workplace

 

 

 

 

 

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Ethics

 

 
 
 
 
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Ethical Leadership

LHR 460

 

 

 

  
 

 

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PHIL 103/PHIL 103W

 

 
 

 
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PHIL 119

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 5th semester standing or 3 other credits of LHR

 
 

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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

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Explores, philosophically as well as practically, the ways leaders might identify ethical challenges, analyze them, imagine possible solutions, and be motivated to do the right thing.

3 credits

Qualitative Research Methods

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Basic Research Methods in Psychology

 

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Research Methods in Sociology

CAS 390

 

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PSYCH 301W

 

 

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SOC 207

Provides students with an understanding of both qualitative research methods and the theoretical frameworks that inform qualitative inquiry.

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Introduces the 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

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This experiential-based course covers the four main social research methods: available data, survey research, experiments, and field research.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in sociology

3–4 credits
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (30 credits)
Description 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. 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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