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General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science, B.A. (Continuing & Global Education)

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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The BA in Social Science provides students with an understanding of major theoretical perspectives in the social sciences with a focus on how the social environment, culture, inequalities, and policies shape individual experiences; knowledge about how to utilize social science concepts in the analysis of social phenomena; opportunities to develop critical thinking, written, and oral communication skills rooted in social science perspectives; an appreciation of socio-cultural diversity within and among societies; and applied quantitative and qualitative research skills.

Major Requirements (30 units)

Major Statistics Requirement (3 units)

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 

Total: 120 Units*

*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements.This includes MATH 11  (Area B4). See advisor for details.

  • Memos waiving all prerequisites for the listed requirement courses are included in this application. In other words, there are no hidden prerequisites.
  • Additionally, there are no major requirement (category 1) elective units in the major. Free electives are not listed here other than when students take multiple courses in the major requirement categories beyond the required units. With limited course offerings each semester, most students will take multiple courses in each major requirement category. This implicit iterative exposure to core elements of the Program is an intentional part of the design. Mindful of the precarious nature of incarceration including early paroles and transfers, new cohort members will join at times other than every other fall. In fact, participation in this program might hasten the occasion of early parole since participation in this program may illustrate worthiness of early release.

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