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Social Sciences (BA) Online Course Requirements

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS SEM.
HRS.
SOCSCI 200 – Integrated Learning in Social Science                  2
Primary Concentration
20 credit hours in a single discipline, including 16 hours at the 300/400-level,
selected from the following options: Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Welfare
20
Secondary Concentration One
8 upper level credit hours in a social science discipline other than the Primary Concentration Business, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work
8
Secondary Concentration Two
8 upper level credit hours in a social science discipline other than the Primary Concentration or Secondary Concentration One Business, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work
8
Social Science Elective
4 additional credit hours in any social science discipline:
Business, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Social Work, Sociology
4
Research Course – selected as a course contributing to one of the requirements above
SW 450, POLS 265, CJ/SOC 350
 
SOCSCI 400 Senior Seminar: Social Science 4
TOTAL 46

Social Science BA - Business Concentration

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE SEM.
HRS.
MBE 201 – Introductory Macroeconomics
MBE 301 – Principles of Management: A Project Approach
MBE 316 – Marketing Principles
MBE 333 – International Business
MBE 400 – Seminar in Managerial Ethics *Alternate course work must be approved by a VWU faculty adviser
*A total of 20 semester hours in the primary discipline required.  At least sixteen hours must be at the 300/400 level.
20

Social Science BA – Criminal Justice Concentration

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE SEM.
HRS.
CJ 100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 301 – Criminology
CJ 350 – Introduction to Social Research
CJ 387 – Criminal Law
CJ 489 – Senior Integrative Assessment *Alternate course work must be approved by a VWU faculty adviser
*A total of 20 semester hours in the primary discipline required.  At least sixteen hours must be at the 300/400 level.
20

Social Science BA - Psychology Concentration

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE SEM.
HRS.
PSY 321 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 350 - Psychology and the Law
PSY 373 Child Development
PSY 388 - Cognition
PSY 477 History and Systems of Modern Psychology *PSY 101 or 102 is a required prerequisite.  They can be included as a lower level social science elective
*Alternate course work must be approved by a VWU faculty adviser
*A total of 20 semester hours in the primary discipline required.  At least sixteen hours must be at the 300/400 level.
20

Social Science BA - Social Welfare Concentration

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE SEM.
HRS.
SW 201 - Introduction to Social Work
SW 302 Legislation, Policy and Administration
SW 336 - Lifespan Development and Behavior
SW 400 Social Work Methods With Groups
SW 450 Research Methods in Social Work *Alternate course work must be approved by a VWU faculty adviser
*A total of 20 semester hours in the primary discipline required.  At least sixteen hours must be at the 300/400 level.
20