Sep 24, 2023  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University 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.

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

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.

Preparation for the Major

(18 units)

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

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.


A minimum of 33 upper division units to include at least one course from five different departments.


(18 units)

Choose two clusters selected from the list below and complete three courses from each selected cluster.


(6 units)

Six units selected from

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