BA in Integrated Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences prepares you to use and examine data with state of the art technologically based analytical tools to understand what motivates people, communities, and societies, and learn to create policy solutions. 

As a student, you will:

  • Learn career-ready interdisciplinary spatial, cultural, communication and data analysis skills that incorporate cutting-edge technologies.
  • Emerge as a leader in communication, analysis and policy action.
  • Find jobs in business, government, education, non-profits and social services.
  • Examine the connection between people and places using cutting-edge methodology. 

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
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Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Major Core Requirements (30 credits):

SSCU 300 Integrated Social Sciences Introduction: Policy and Action 3
SOCU 301 Social Research Design 3
SSCU 303 Social Scientific Perspectives on Media and Culture 3
SSCU 317 Quantitative Methods and Social Statistics 3
SSCU 380 Data Analytics 3
SSCU 383 Social Science Communications: Reporting and Writing 3
ESCU 401 Environmental Science Policy and Management 3
SOCU 416 Sociology of Health Care 3
SSCU 477 Geospatial Approaches to Society 3
SSCU 494 Social Science Capstone Course 3

Integrated Social Science Electives (5 upper division courses for 15 total credits)

Take any five courses from at least two of the following areas: communications (COMU), criminal justice (CJCU), history, (HISU), legal studies (LEST), marketing (MKTU), organizational leadership, (OLCU) political science (POSU), social work (SOWK), or sociology (SOCU).

Total credits 45

Minor in Integrated Social Sciences

SSCU 300 Integrated Social Sciences Introduction: Policy and Action 3
SOCU 301 Social Research Design 3
SSCU 303 Social Scientific Perspectives on Media and Culture 3
SSCU 380 Data Analytics 3
SSCU 383 Social Science Communications: Reporting and Writing 3
ESCU 401 Environmental Science Policy and Management 3
Total credits 18
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