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Catalog 2019-2020 
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Social & Behavioral Sciences, B.A.

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Our global society presents a complex picture of human conditions that can be examined politically, economically, culturally, historically, socially, technologically, and behaviorally. In the Social & Behavioral Sciences major, you will gain knowledge and skills that are necessary for solving many of the world’s most pressing social problems.

We integrate seven social scientific fields of study to help you understand the full range of tools social scientists may use to develop innovative solutions. You will also specialize in one of these social sciences to acquire a deeper understanding of some of those tools. We have a special preparation track for those who wish to become high school teachers. In addition, you have the opportunity to take courses in related majors such as Psychology and Global Studies.

Social scientists work in education, business, law, government, non-governmental organizations and civil society at local, national, and global levels, helping to shape discussions and affect positive change through teaching, research, and service.

Required Courses

In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your General Education  and university requirements .

Learning Outcomes

MLO 1 Social Theory

Understand the concepts and principles of both classical and contemporary social theories.

MLO 2 Research Methodology

Collect, manage, and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.

MLO 3 Specialized Competency

Develop a strong knowledge base of at least one of the core disciplines in the Social & Behavioral Sciences: anthropology, archaeology, geography/GIS, social history, Native American studies, political economy, or sociology.

MLO 4 Application

Apply appropriate theories and methods to the study of social issues and problems.

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