May 11, 2021
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
Experiential Education (3 Credits)
BS Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement (12 credits)
Social Science Composite Curriculum Summary
Required Courses (52 credits minimum in social sciences):
Complete 18-credit minimum requirement in history:
A minimum of 10 credits is required in Geography.
A minimum of 24 credits is required from Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Anthropology.
Choose from the following courses:
Free Electives (21 Credits)
- Free Electives 21 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.S. 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.