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  Sep 25, 2017
2017-2018 General Catalog

Social Science Composite, B.A.

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Social Science Composite Mission Statement

Southern Utah University offers a composite degree in Social Sciences for those who are seeking licensure in Secondary Education. The composite degree offers the possibility of employment in several Social Science disciplines.


  • Teaching License Information: SOSC 4900 SOSC 4980 , and HIST 3870  are required to receive a teaching license in Utah. 
  • No grade below a C- is acceptable toward this major.
  • Any SOC or ANTH upper division 3 credit course will satisfy requirement.
  • Please see the Department of Teacher Education and Family Development regarding courses required to become a licensed teacher.

General Education Core (32-35 Credits)

See General Education  

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-22 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)

See Experiential Education .

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirements (16 Credits)

B.A. Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement.

Social Science Composite Curriculum Summary

Required Courses (52 credits minimum in Social Sciences):

Complete 18-credit minimum requirement in History:

A minimum of 24 credits is required from Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Anthropology:

Choose from the following courses:

Free Electives (17 Credits)

Free Electives 17 Credits (includes completing B.A./B.S. requirement)

Additional credits to reach the minimum of 52 will be from electives in the Social Sciences subjects

Free Electives may be taken (to complete BA/BS requirements, recommended free electives from the Department, etc.) as required to reach 120 total credits.

Total Credits, B.A. degree: 120

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure

To qualify for a teaching license, students must also complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Family Development. Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the College of Education and Human Performance. Please consult your advisor or the Department or Teacher Education for further instruction.

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