College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Social Science (B.A.)
At-a-Glance

Admission to major: No requirement other than good academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Hours for major: 48 (including 11 hours in three of the following fields and 15 hours in the other: sociology, political science, economics and psychology)

Advising: Undergraduate adviser and Student Handbook

Student Organization: Sociology Crimonology Club

For Information: Contact the Sociology and Criminology Department. Phone 216-687-4500

The major in Social Science is designed for students seeking a broad, diverse background as preparation for various occupations or for more specialized training in such fields as law, journalism, the ministry, social work, or education.

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Major-Field Requirements

Students electing a major in Social Science must complete a total of 48 semester hours distributed among economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Fifteen hours must be earned in one of these fields and 11 hours in each of the remaining three.

Although the mix of upper- and lower-division courses is not specified, students should keep in mind that 42 upper-division credits are required for a degree in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. This composite major is administered by the Department of Sociology and Criminology.

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