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Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

Concentration areas include:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The B.A. degree in Social Science with an emphasis in a social science discipline enables students to engage in advanced course work in at least three social science disciplines as well as experience a rich interdisciplinary focus pursuing their degree.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Admission Requirements

After admission to UAS and declaring a social science major, applicants are admitted to the B.A. in Social Science program and assigned a faculty advisor.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 (Orientation to the Social Sciences) is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.

Minimum credit hours120
General Education Requirement35
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics3
Social Science Orientation
SSCIS200Orientation to the Social Sciences3
Social Science Methods
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
ANTHS311Methods and Theories in Archaeology3
ANTHS363Ethnohistory3
ANTHS390/HIST S390Archives and Museums Theory and Practice3
ECONS412Econometrics4
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
SSCIS300Research Methods in the Social Sciences3
SSCIS373Data Analysis in the Social Sciences3
STATS273Elementary Statistics (or higher3
World Language Requirement8
___S__Language courses*8
*8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fullfil this requirement.
Primary Concentration Requirements**24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements**30-31
**Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better
Social Science Primary Concentrations
Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Economics
Primary Concentration Requirements25
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
ECONS412Econometrics4
ECONS__Electives*12
*9 credits must be upper division.
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ECONS321Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECONS324Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
 
Government/Political Science
Primary Concentration Requirements24
GOVTS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Primary Concentration Requirements24
HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Electives*15
*9 credits must be upper division.
select both**
HISTS131U.S. History I3
HISTS132U.S. History II3
or both
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
**Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
Psychology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*12 credits must be upper division.
Sociology24
Primary Emphasis Requirements
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division.
Social Science Secondary Concentrations
Choose two disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*12
*At least 9 credits must be upper division.
Economics
Secondary Concentration Requirements15-16
ECONS201Principles Econ I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles Econ II: Microeconomics3
ECONS__Electives*9-10
*At least 6 credits must be upper division.
Government/Political Science
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
GOVTS___Electives*15
*At least 6 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
select both* 
HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
or both*
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
HISTS__Electives**9
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.
**Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division. HIST S133 will not be counted toward this degree
 
Psychology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division
Sociology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division

Internship Opportunities

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