Designed for the student who desires a broader background than is provided by an individual disciplinary major, the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science program unites the diverse areas of social, political, cultural, economic, organizational and technological processes. This integrated approach helps students develop critical reasoning and analytic skills, comparative perspectives and a wide knowledge base about the world. The degree can be customized by selecting three areas of concentration from the disciplines of criminal justice, history, organizational leadership, political science, psychology and sociology.
Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.
Prospective students must submit the following:
Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees
All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. Courses may be used to fulfill both major and general education requirements.
Major Core Requirements
|SOCU 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|PSYU 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOCU 301||Social Research Design||3|
|SOCU 436||Globalization and Social Change||3|
|SOCU 450||Social and Political Theory||3|
|SSCU 494||Social Science Capstone Course||3|
Concentration Area Requirements (33 credits, 24 credits must be upper division)
|Choose three areas from the disciplines of criminal justice, history, organizational leadership, political science, psychology, and sociology as a first, second and third concentration area and complete courses minimally distributed as follows. The first concentration choice represents the primary emphasis area of the program. One course from each concentration area may be lower division.|
|First concentration (emphasis) area||12|
|Second concentration area||12|
|Third concentration area||9|