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2021/2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences


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(Major Code: 22011) (SIMS Code: 116701)

Also Offered at SDSU Imperial Valley

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” 

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Programs

The social science major, social science major in preparation for the single subject teaching credential, and ITEP are impacted programs. Students must enter the university under the designated major code for selected programs. To be admitted to the selected program, refer to the program description for specific impacted criteria.

Impacted Program


To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

The social science major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the social science major, students must meet the following criteria:

A. Complete preparation for the major;


B. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;


C. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.


Language Requirement


Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” Spanish is recommended for those planning to work in this part of the United States.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Major


A minimum of 33 upper division units to include a 15-unit specialization in one department and the remaining 18 units from among three additional departments. Students may specialize in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, or, under certain conditions listed below, Chicana and Chicano studies. The remaining 18 units must be taken from three separate departments other than the department of specialization. Students who specialize in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science or sociology may take a maximum of six units in Africana studies or American Indian studies or Chicana and Chicano studies or psychology or religious studies or women’s studies from courses listed below.

Students specializing in Chicana and Chicano studies must select courses from CCS 301 , CCS 303 , CCS 320 CCS 350A  ,CCS 350B , CCS 580  and take the remaining 18 upper division units in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, or sociology.

Only students with a specialization in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science or sociology may take a maximum of six units in the major from Africana studies or American Indian studies or Chicana and Chicano studies or psychology or religious studies or women’s studies. These six units can only be selected from the following courses (additional prerequisites may apply):

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