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Human Sciences

This degree is intended to give students an opportunity to gain a wide ranging understanding of the social behavioral sciences (sociology, psychology, anthropology, organizational leadership, criminal justice, political science, economics, education and social work). It prepares students to use their knowledge and skills in a professional and practical way that will enable them to make educated, ethical and positive contributions to their community. The program emphasizes critical thinking, writing and analytical skills, and provides excellent preparation for graduate and professional studies. A Human Sciences faculty adviser will work with the student to design the 36-hour curriculum for the degree that is comprised of social behavioral science courses (sociology, psychology, anthropology, organizational leadership, criminal justice, political science, economics, education and social work).

Human Sciences - BA

This major does not require a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

36 semester hours of social behavioral science (sociology, anthropology, psychology, organizational leadership, criminal justice, political science, economics, education and social welfare).

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

18 semester hours of social behavioral science..

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

  1. 27 hours of social behavioral in three 9 hour concentrations (3 hours of each must be advanced) of the student's choosing
  2. 3 hours of statistics (PSYC 3381 or SOCI 3311)
  3. 3 hours of research methods (SOCI 3315, SOCI 3361, or PSYC 4483)
  4. 3 additional hours in advanced SOCI

Concentrations available in this major (must complete 3 concentrations with 9 semester hours in each-three advanced hours in each) from:

Anthropology, criminal justice, economics, education, organizational leadership, political science, psychology, social welfare, and sociology.

Suggested sequence of courses for the BA in Human Sciences

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

 

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Fine Arts class

3 hrs

SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

CISS 1310

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

SOCI 2301

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

SPAN 1411

4 hrs

 

SPAN 1412

4 hrs

RLST 1380

3 hrs

 

Natural science w/o lab

3 hrs

ENGL 2335

3 hrs

 

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

MAST 2301

3 hrs

 

1st Concentration (1st class)

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

RLST 2300

3 hrs

 

3rd Concentration (1st class)

3 hrs

2nd Concentration (1st class)

3 hrs

 

1st Concentration (2nd class)

3 hrs

2nd Concentration (2nd class)

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

3rd Concentration (2nd class)

3 hrs

 

1st Concentration (3rd class)

3 hrs

3rd Concentration (3rd class)

3 hrs

 

Research course**

3 hrs

2nd Concentration (3rd class)

3 hrs

 

Additional advanced SOCI

3 hrs

Statistics course*

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

*3 hours in statistics chosen from PSYC 3381 or SOCI 3311.

**3 hours in research chosen from SOCI 3315, SOCI 3316 or PSYC 4483.

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

SOCI 3311 and SOCI 3315 for SOCI 3316

ENGL 1313, ENGL 1314, PSYC 1305 and PSYC 3381 for PSYC 4483

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

CISS 1310

Fundamentals of Concepts of Computer Information and Computer Technology

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Acceptable minor fields:

None required

Human Sciences - Bachelor of Applied Studies

Available only to transfer students. This major must have an approved technical field (18-30 semester hours) completed at a community college prior to admission to OLLU. Degree map will be available upon admission to OLLU.