Degree Programs and Major Program Sheets

All degree and minor programs require a minimum GPA of 2.0 (There are additional requirements for education students majoring in social sciences). All department majors are required to earn at least a “C” (2.0) minimum grade in any foundation course (100 level) specified within the student’s major program and the three required methods courses: SS 201, SS 300 and SS 400. Students should contact the department secretary, Tai Lucas (lucast@wcsu.edu) in order to sign up for their required research seminar, SS 400, one semester prior to registration. An electronically submitted portfolio of work in the social sciences is required of all students in before graduating (conducted in the SS 400 seminar). The four elements of the portfolio include:

  1. Two “Course of Study” Statements.
    1. A written discussion of the student’s course of study, including courses contributing to scholarly 
      development, steps taken to meet challenges in that development, and future plans based on the course of study; 
    2. A proposal of a significant question or line of inquiry of importance to the student in the major and an account of having arrived at that question or inquiry. Included will be a discussion of several research sources of bearing on the student’s question or inquiry, and a critical response to the inquiry’s assumptions or a proposal for a methodology that answering the  question would require.
  2. A research paper (previously submitted in a major course).
  3. A senior thesis (previously submitted in SS 400: Senior Research Thesis).
  4. A professional résumé (including the student’s curriculum vitae).

Program sheets:

For a list of current program sheets please visit www.wcsu.edu/academics/programsheets/default.asp?school=sas


Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programs

Anthropology/Sociology (*)
Economics 
Political Science (*) 
Social Sciences (**) 
    Options:
             Anthropology/Sociology Studies
             Family Studies
             Global Studies 
             Multi-cultural Studies

(*) Meets state requirements as academic major for students seeking elementary teaching certificate. B.S. degree awarded to education students.

(**) Meets state requirements as academic major for students seeking elementary or secondary teaching certificates.  B.S. degree awarded to education students. Program guide sheets for each major may also be obtained on the wall outside of Warner Hall 224.

Minor Programs in the Social Sciences
Anthropology
Conflict Resolution 
Cultural Resource Management 
Economics                                                                                                                         
Geography
International Studies 
Multi-cultural Studies 
(with elective African-American focus)
Museology 
Political Science 
Sociology 
Urban Studies
Women’s Studies

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