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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.

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 (2013-2014 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as the 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.

The Student Assessment Portfolio Program (SAP): The SAP in Social Science is a portfolio assessment requirement for degree completion. The following related course is taken in the freshman or sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the fall semester of the student's senior year:

  • SSCI S210, First Portfolio Review

Specific requirements of the portfolio are available from the Assessment Coordinator for the Social Sciences SAP.

Minimum credit hours120
General Education Requirement35
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
STATS107Survey of Statistics4
MATHS107College Algebra4
Social Science Skills*
SSCIS101Self, Culture and Society3
SSCIS102Reading/Writing in the Social Sciences2
SSCIS210First Portfolio Review Class1
World Language Recommendation8
___S__Language courses**8
**8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language 
Electives23-25
___S__Advisor-approved electives
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31
*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 Requirements24-25
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
ECONS__Electives*12-13
*At least 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
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Any two 100/200 level history courses except HIST 1336
HISTS__Any two 300/400 level history courses*6
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
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
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
*12 credits must be upper division.
Sociology24
Primary Emphasis Requirements
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS300Research Methods in Social Science3
SOCS__Electives*18
*At least 15 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 Emphasis Requirements15-16
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macro3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Micro3
ECONS__Electives*9-10
*At least 6 credits must be upper division.
Government/Political Science
Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
GOVTS___Electives15
*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 Emphasis 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 Emphasis Requirements15
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives12

Internship Opportunities

The UAS Career Services Office provides a current listing of internship opportunities available to UAS students. These internships are funded by Alaskan, federal, national and international organizations and businesses. Changes occur frequently. If you have an interest in internships please contact Career Services for assistance. If admitted to a degree program you can also speak with a faculty member if you are interested in an internship for academic credit.

 
 

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