Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
Concentration areas include:
- Government/Political Science
The B.A. degree in Social Science with an emphasis in a social science discipline enables students to engage in advanced course work in at least three social science disciplines as well as experience a rich interdisciplinary focus pursuing their degree.
Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.
After admission to UAS and declaring a social science major, applicants are admitted to the B.A. in Social Science program and assigned a faculty advisor.
Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)
Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.
Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 (Orientation to the Social Sciences) is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.
|Minimum Credit Hours||120|
|General Education Requirements||35|
|Social Science Orientation||3|
|Social Science Methods||3-4|
|World Language Requirement||8|
|Primary Concentration Requirements||24-25|
|Secondary Concentration Requirements||30-31|
General Education Requirements
Select one from the following (4 credits):
|MATH||S113||Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics||3|
|MATH||S151||College Algebra (or higher)||4|
|STAT||S107||Survey of Statistics||4|
Social Science Orientation
|SSCI||S200||Orientation to the Social Sciences||3|
Social Science Methods
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
|ANTH||S311||Methods and Theories in Archaeology||3|
|ANTH||S390/HIST S390||Archives and Museums Theory and Practice||3|
|HIST||S300||Historiography and Historical Methods||3|
|SSCI||S300||Research Methods in the Social Sciences||3|
|SSCI||S373||Data Analysis in the Social Sciences||3|
|STAT||S273||Elementary Statistics (or higher||3|
World Language Requirement
|* 8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement.|
The UAS Career Services office provides a current listing of internship opportunities available to UAS students. Internships can be paid/unpaid, and are offered by local, regional, and national organizations and businesses. Internship oftentimes turn into full time job offers following graduation which make them both advantageous and lucrative. If you have an interest in internships please contact Career Services for assistance. If admitted to a degree program you can also speak with a faculty member if you are interested in an internship for academic credit.