The degree map is a term-by-term sample course schedule to make it easier for you to understand how to graduate in four years with a Liberal Arts degree. The actual sequence of courses may differ for each student. Please consult with your advisor about the best path for you.

Credits to Graduate with a BA in Social Science

120
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science requires 120 credits to complete. With 5 classes a semester, this puts you on track to graduate in 4 years. A minimum major gpa of 2.5 is required as well as an overall 2.0 gpa.

Credits for Major in Social Science

39
A minimum of 39 credits are required for the major. Students enrolled in CPCS need to take an additional 8 credits for the business major.

General Education Credits Required for a BA in Social Science

30
To satisfy the general education requirements, 30 credits are required. However, some courses may fulfill both major and general education requirements. Be sure to discuss your courses with your advisor.

First Year

Course Credits
ASO 0613-108
Society & The Individual
BA Social Science Requirement
4 credits
ASO 0613-171
Intro to Psychology
BA Social Science  Requirement
4 credits
Humanities Elective
Select 1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Information Literacy
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
17 credits

 

Course Credits
ASO 0613-108
Cultural Anthropology
BA Social Science Requirement
4 credits
Quantitative Reasoning
Select 1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Humanities Elective
Select 2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Communication Elective
Select 1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
16-17 credits

Second Year

Course Credits
ASO 0613-108
Society & The Individual
BA Social Science Requirement
4 credits
ASO 0613-171
Intro to Psychology
BA Social Science  Requirement
4 credits
Humanities Elective
Select 1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Information Literacy
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
17 credits
Course Credits
Social Cultural Course
Select 1 advanced course
BA Social Science  Requirement
3 credits
Global Awareness/Civic Engagement Elective
Select 2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Communication Elective
Select 2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Natural Science Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits

Third Year

Course Credits
Social Cultural Course
Select 1 advanced course
BA Social Science Requirement
3 credits
Formal Science Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Arts Elective
Select 1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15-16 credits

 

Course Credits
Social Cultural Course
Select 1 advanced course
BA Social Science  Requirement
3 credits
Arts Elective
Select 2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits

 

Fourth Year

Course Credits
UCI 0637-404
Capstone I
BA Social Science Requirementt
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits

 

Course Credits
UCI 0637-405
Capstone II
BA Social Science Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
12 credits



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