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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science/Legal Assisting (2+2) BA

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2+2 for Students Who Complete the Legal Assisting Program

This program is designed for students who have completed the associate degree in legal assisting at Shawnee State University and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Degree Requirements

Completion of Legal Assisting Program 68 Hours
Additional General Education Program 22 Hours
Additional Social Science Core Courses 15 Hours
Upper Division Social Science Core Courses 24 Hours
Total Hours Required 129 Hours


Legal Assisting Program (68 Hours)

Includes 12 hours of the General Education Program (GEP) and 6 hours of Social Science courses. (For a list of all the required courses for the Legal Assisting Associate Degree Program please refer to the Legal Assisting Technology, AAB  program—or contact the dean of the College of Professional Studies for more information). Social science majors must take SOSC 1110 Foundations of Social Science in satisfaction of the Social Science component of the GEP.


Additional General Education Program (22 Hours)

Includes the GEP courses that have not already been taken within the Legal Assisting Associate Degree Program. The categories that need to be completed are as follows:

Fine and Performing Arts 3 Hours
Natural Sciences 7 Hours Minimum
Cultural Perspectives 6 Hours Minimum
  Western & Non-Western-(3 hours each)
Ethics 3 Hours
Capstone 3 Hours
Total Hours 22 Hours

Please see your advisor or check the General Education Program Requirements by Content Category  to see the lists of courses available.


Social Science Major (Minimum of 39 Hours)

Additional Social Science Core Courses (15 Hours)

Choose one course (3 hours) from each of the following five categories for a total of 15 hours.  For the Introductory Social Sciences course category, choose the course not taken as part of the Legal Assisting curriculum.  Social Science majors must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each Social Science course (both in the Core and Upper Division categories) in order to graduate. Please note that Social Science majors may not double-count courses that satisfy both their major and the GEP requirements.  See your advisor for further information.

Unless otherwise noted all courses listed below are each 3 semester credit hours.

Introductory Social Science Course (3 Hours)

Economics (3 Hours)

Select one of the following courses.

American History and Government (3 Hours)

Select one of the following courses.

World History (3 Hours)

Select one of the following courses.

Upper Division Social Science Electives (Minimum of 24 Hours)

In consultation with your faculty advisor, select 8 courses (24 credit hours) from any Social Science courses at the 3000 level or above*.  You may choose any combination of disciplines that you wish.  The one restriction is that you may not count more than 9 hours from any specific discipline as contributing to this requirement.  Social Science disciplines are as follows:

  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Geography (GEOG)
  • History (HIST)
  • Political Science (POLS)
  • Psychology (PSYC)
  • Sociology (SOCI)
  • Social Science (SOSC)

*If you take ECON 2201 for your Economics core requirement, you may count ECON 2202 as an upper-division ECON course.  If you take ECON 2202 for you Economics core requirement, you may count ECON 2201 as an upper-division ECON course.

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