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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

A Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Social Sciences can provide a strong foundation for a variety of careers by using an interdisciplinary approach to the social sciences. The social sciences include anthropology, economics, selected courses in education, gender and sexuality studies, geography, history, Latin American studies, Louisiana studies, political science, political economy, sociology, and women's studies.

Degree Requirements

Core Competencies

English 1010 Writing 4
  Select one course: 3
PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking  
PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic  
BSMT 3250 Business Statistics (recommended)  
CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology  
  Foreign Language or non-Western Culture 6-8

Supporting Requirement

  Oral Communications—Select one course: 3
SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking  
SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications  
THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting  
BSMT 2250 Business Communications  

Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)

  Humanities 12
  Sciences 12
  Social Sciences 12

Writing Requirement

  Designated writing course 3-4


Major Requirements

Major Core Courses

  Four Social Science courses (any level) 12
  Six Social Science courses (3000+ level) 18

Minor (optional)

  Varies according to minor chosen  

General Electives

  As needed to total 120 credits  
  Total 120