Social Science

Students who desire a broad field major in the social sciences should follow one of the plans for a major in social science listed in the university catalog. Inquires should be directed to the chairman of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

The social studies certification program is recommended for those students intending to teach social studies subjects in Texas secondary schools. This general certification provides a broad social studies background qualifying one to teach in seven fields rather than only two fields while providing enough electives to permit the development of particular depth in one or two of these fields.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science

The following is a suggested sequence of courses for students seeking a bachelor's degree with a major in social science. One of the political science, history or elective courses may be taken to meet the multicultural social science requirement.


Freshman Year
Computer Science Requirement 3
United States History 6
English 1301, 1302 6
Math Requirement 3
Oral Communication Requirement 3
Fine Arts Requirement 3
Science Requirement 8
Physical Education Requirement 2
Sophomore Year
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Sociology 2303 3
Psychology 1302 3
Geography 1302 3
English Literature Course and one English 2000 or Higher 6
Fine Arts Requirement 3
Foreign Language Requirement 8
Minor 6
Junior Year
History 6
Political Science 6
Psychology 6
Sociology 6
Geography 2302 3
Minor 3
Electives 6
Senior Year
Psychology 3
Sociology 3
Minor 12
Electives 6