BA/BS Major in Social Science

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Social Science

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Social Science
HI 101
HI 102
Survey of World Civilization to 1500
and Survey of World Civilization since 1500 2
HI 201
HI 202
United States History to 1877
and United States History since 1877 2
HI 301WHistory and Historical Research 33
HI 361History of Alabama3
Select twelve hours of History Electives (300-400 level) 412
HI 495Senior Thesis 53
Polictical Science:
PS 241United States Government and Politics 23
Select 9 hours from the following Political Science Electives:9
Comparative Government and Politics
World Politics
Parties, Elections, and Voting Behavior
Judicial Process and Behavior
Congress and the Presidency
United States Constitutional History
Contemporary United States Foreign Policy
GE 102Global Environments and Societies 23
GE 111Physical Geography: Weather and Climate 24
or GE 111H Honors Physical Geography: Weather and Climate
GE 112Physical Geography-Landforms 24
or GE 112H Honors Physical Geography: Landforms
GE 300WGeographic Exploration3
Geography Electives (300-400 level)6
SO 221Introductory Sociology 23
or PY 201 General Psychology
EC 251Principles of Macroeconomics 23
EC 252Principles of Microeconomics 23
General Electives
as required, to bring total to 120
Total Hours120

Six hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level.


These courses are required in the major if not completed as part of the General Education component


Fulfills the computer literary requirement


 Including at least six hours in United States history and six hours in non-United States history. HI 101 and HI 102 or HI 201 and HI 202 are prerequisite for all 300-level history courses. HI 301W is prerequisite for all 400-level history courses.


Offered in spring semesters. Includes exit examination.