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.
|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|
|Research Methods||3–4 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|
|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 Students||(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.
|Courses chosen in consultation with an adviser.||20–42 credits|
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.