May 23, 2024  
2014-2015 General Catalog 

Social Science Composite, B.S.

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

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

Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE (1-3 Credits)

Complete One Track:

Original Project Track (3 Credits)

Students create a project of their own design 

Select Project Track (2 Credits)

Students select a project from the designated list 

Degree Requirements

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 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)
  • Free Electives may be taken (to complete BA/BS requirements, recommended free electives from the Department, etc.) as required to reach 120 total credits.
  • Additional credits to reach the minimum of 52 will be from electives in the social sciences subjects.


Total Credits, B.S. degree: 120


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.

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.