Nov 29, 2022  
2012-2013 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.

General Education Core

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

Degree Requirements

BA Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

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. At least 27 credits must be upper division credit.

Total Credits, B.A. degree: 120


At Least 27 credits must be upper division credit (3000 and 4000 level courses)

Teaching License Information: SOSC 4900 , SOSC 4980 , and HIST 3870 - History of Utah  are required to receive a teaching license in Utah. 

No grade below a C- is acceptable toward this major.

SOC 3300 , 3500 , 3610 , 4500  or ANTH 3001 , 3010 , or 3200  are recommended but any SOC or ANTH upper division 3 credit course will satisfy requirement.

Please see the Education Dept. regarding courses required to become a licensed teacher.

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure

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 Teacher Education Department. Please consult your advisor or the Teacher Education Department for further instruction.

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