Social science majors cannot double-count courses that satisfy both their major and GEP requirements. Social science majors must take SOSC 1110 to fulfill the GEP social science requirement. Further information is in the General Education Program or can be obtained from the dean’s office.
First Year Experience: University Foundations
Social Science Core Courses
Upper Division Social Science Electives (3000-4000 level)
Total Hours Required
Social science majors must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each required social science course (both in the Core and Upper Division categories) in order to graduate.
All students seeking a Bachelor Degree at Shawnee State University MUST complete a minimum of two (2) Writing Intensive (WI) courses (denoted as “WI” in the course descriptions). These courses may be completed within the General Education Program, the Major, or Electives. It is strongly recommended that students choose WI courses from their chosen majors.
Upper Division Social Science Electives (36 Hours)
Choose 36 hours Upper Level courses from the following areas:
Political Science (POLS)
Social Science (SOSC)
Choose a total of 12 Social Science courses (36 hours) at the 3000 lever or above. You may choose from any combination of disciplines that you wish. The one restriction is that you cannot count more than 9 hrs from any specific discipline as contributing to this requirement (single courses from a single discipline, beyond 9 hours, are counted as Electives.
Note: If you take ECON 2201 for your core requirement you can take ECON 2202 and count it as an upper level Econ course. If you take Econ 2202 for your core requirement you can count Econ 2201 as an upper level Economics course.
Complete additional coursework such that at least 120 semester hours are completed. You may select from the broad spectrum of university courses. It is recommended, however, that you choose from among courses in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. It is also recommended that students consider a minor in any of the disciplines in the social sciences.