Apr 17, 2021  
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 Requirement (32-36 Credits)

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-23 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the EDGE courses for graduation.

See Experiential Education .

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

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

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult a Student Success Advisor for details.

Social Science Composite Curriculum Summary (52 Credits)

History Requirement (18 Credits)

Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, & Anthropology (24 Credits Minimum)

Choose from the following courses:

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure (38-43 Credits)

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.

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

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