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Social Science Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, CRED)

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College of Liberal Arts


Options

Community Development and Leadership

Available only on OSU-Cascades Campus.


The Social Science major is only offered at the OSU-Cascades Campus through the Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts at OSU. Students will also be able to take advantage of distance courses offered by OSU Ecampus and streamed via TV from Corvallis.



Completion of the Community Development and Leadership option is required to earn a degree in Social Science.

Baccalaureate Core (48)


College of Liberal Arts Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill College of Liberal Arts Requirements cannot be used to fulfill Bacc Core, major cores or option requirements.

Core (5 courses)

[These requirements can be fulfilled at Oregon Community Colleges.]


Lower-Division Requirements

Choose either BS or BA: [These requirements can be fulfilled at Oregon community colleges.]

For a Bachelor of Science (20 credits):

  1. Select 8 credits from the following MTH courses: MTH 111, 112, 113, 211, 241, 243, 244, 251. Note that MTH 113, 243, and 244 are non-OSU courses that meet this requirement. These courses can be taken at Oregon community colleges.
  2. One additional 3-credit course from the science departments except Math and ST (no lab required, 3 credits)
  3. One computer science course (4 credits)

For a Bachelor of Arts (18 credits):

Two years of a foreign language with a grade of C– or better

Social Science Major (29–35 credits)

Note: Courses taken to fulfill major requirements cannot be used to fulfill the baccalaureate core, College of Liberal Arts, or option requirements. Not all courses are offered every year. Students should consult the annual schedule of classes for a listing of available courses for the academic year.

Social Science Core


Required Courses (11 credits)

ANTH 352. *Anthropology, Health, and Environment (3)
   or SUS 420. Social Dimension of Sustainability (3)
COMM 321. Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
SSCI 201. Career Development in the Social Sciences (1) 
SSCI 301. ^Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences (4)

Social Science Core Class Selection (18–24 credits)

Select six 300–400 level courses in ANTH, COMM, PSY, PS, or SOC. Must include one course from at least four disciplines.

Total=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
E Ecampus Course

Sample Four-Year Plan: Social Science Major


Fall Year 1

ALS 199. Special Topics: First-Year Experience (2)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
MTH 105. *Introduction to Contemporary Math (4)
PAC. Physical Education Course (1)
SPAN 111. *First-Year Spanish (4)
   or CS 101. Computers: Applications and Information (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)

Winter Year 1

ANTH 210. *Comparative Cultures (3)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 218. Interpersonal Communication (3)
SPAN 112. First-Year Spanish (4)
   or MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)

Spring Year 1

ANTH 251. *Language in the US (3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
SPAN 113. First-Year Spanish (4)
   or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life and Social Sciences (4)

Fall Year 2

HST 106. World History III--Modern and Contemporary World (4)
PS 201. *Introduction to United States Government and Politics (4)
SPAN 211. Second-Year Spanish (4)
  or SOIL 205. Soil Science (3)

Winter Year 2

BI 102. General Biology (4)
ENG 253. *Survey of American Literature: Colonial to 1900 (4)
PAC. Physical Education Course (1)
SPAN 212. Second Year Spanish (4)
   or Elective (4)
SSCI 201. Career Development in the Social Sciences (1)

Spring Year 2

ENG 254. *Survey of American Literature: 1900 to Present. (4)
ENG 360. Native American Literature (4)
SPAN 213. Second-Year Spanish (4)
   or Elective (4)
College of Liberal Arts Core course. (4)

Fall Year 3

ART 101. *Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
BI 101. *General Biology (4)
   or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3) and SOIL 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for Soil 205 (1)
COMM 321. Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
PAC. Physical Education Course (1)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)

Winter Year 3

COMM 325. Communicating Leadership (4)
PS 331. State and Local Government and Politics (4)
PSY 360. Social Psychology (4)
SSCI 301. ^Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences (4)

Spring Year 3

ANTH 311. Peoples of the World--North America (3)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
COMM 326. Intercultural Communication (3)
PAC. Physical Education Course (1)
SOC 439. Welfare and Social Service (4)

Fall Year 4

HDFS 447. Families and Poverty (4)
SOC 430. Gender and Society (4)
Elective (4)
Elective (4)

Winter Year 4

COMM 323. Community Dialogue (4)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
GEO 306. Minerals, Energy, Water and the Environment (3)
SUS 420. Social Aspects of Sustainability (3)

Spring Year 4

PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
Elective (4)
Elective (4)
Elective (4)



Major Code: 286

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