Social Science Degree
The term "social science" refers to an area of academic study focused on human society. At PSU, the Social Science major is an interdisciplinary major that includes the following areas: anthropology, black studies, chicano/latino studies, child & family studies, economics, geography, history, international studies, native american studies, political science, psychology, sociology, urban studies & planning, and women, gender & sexuality studies.
Offering a broad approach to the undergraduate learning experience, interdisciplinary majors such as Social Science develop a range of skills that are valued by employers and graduate programs alike, including research and analysis, writing and oral presentation, and critical thinking, synthesis, and problem solving.
Undergraduate degrees at PSU are a total of 180 credits, roughly divided between the three degree components with specific coursework tied to them: Major, General Education, and either a BA or BS portion. How much of each portion you have left depends on transfer credit and several other factors.
A Bachelor of Arts degree requires that the student has 12 credits in Arts/Letters (four credits must be in fine & performing arts), 12 credits in sciences/social sciences (four credits must be in science), and four credits in foreign language numbered 203 or higher (conducted in the target language). (28 total credits)
A Bachelor of Science degree requires 12 credits in science (exclude math/stats), 12 credits in arts/letters and/or social sciences, and four credits in math/stats; eight of the 12 science credits must be coursework with lab or field work (28 total credits).
Contact an Extended Campus adviser for an unofficial transcript evaluation today to find out how close you are to earning a bachelor’s degree.