Social Science, B.A.

Juneau, e-Learning for select emphasis

With concentration areas in:

Anthropology
Economics
History
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

The B.A. degree in Social Science with an emphasis in a social science discipline enables students to engage in advanced course work in at least three social science disciplines as well as experience a rich interdisciplinary focus pursuing their degree. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.

Admission Requirements

After admission to UAS and declaring a social science major, applicants are admitted to the B.A. in Social Science program and assigned a faculty advisor.

Candidates must complete General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
Social Science Orientation3
Social Science Methods3-4
World Language Requirements8
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31
General Education Requirements
Complete all General Education Requirements which must include the following:35
Computational Skills
Select one of the following:
Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics
College Algebra for Calculus
Survey of Statistics
Social Science Orientation
SSCI S200Orientation to the Social Sciences3
Social Science Methods
Select one of the following:3-4
Methods and Theories in Archaeology
Ethnohistory
Archives and Museums Theory and Practice
Introduction to Econometrics
Historiography and Historical Methods
Research Methods in Social Science
Data Analysis in the Social Sciences
Elementary Statistics
World Language Requirement
Language Courses 18
Primary Concentration Requirements
Complete Primary Concentration Requirements. 224-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements
Complete Secondary Concentration Requirements. 230-31
Electives17-14
Total Credits120
1

8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. 

2

Must pass all courses with grade of C 2.00 or better.

Social Science Primary Concentrations

Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.

Anthropology

Primary Concentration Requirements
ANTH S202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH S205Biological Anthropology3
ANTH Electives 118
Total Credits24
1

At least 12 credits must be upper division.

Economics

Primary Concentration Requirements
ECON S201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON S202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON S412Introduction to Econometrics4
ECON Electives 112
ECON S321Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
or ECON S324 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Total Credits25
1

9 credits must be upper division.

History

Primary Concentration Requirements
HIST S492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HIST Electives 115
Select one of the following History sequences: 26
History of the U.S. I
and History of the U.S. II
World History I
and World History II
Total Credits24
1

9 credits must be upper division.

2

Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.

Political Science/Government

Primary Concentration Requirements24
PS S101Introduction to American Government3
or PS S102 Introduction to Political Science
SSCI S300Research Methods in Social Science3
PS Electives 1, 218
1

At least 12 credits must be upper division

2

ANS S460 and GEOG S350 count as PS electives

Psychology

Primary Concentration Requirements
PSY S101Introduction to Psychology3
PSY Electives 118
SSCI S300Research Methods in Social Science3
Total Credits24
1

12 credits must be upper division.

Sociology

Primary Concentration Requirements
SOC S101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC Electives 118
SSCI S300Research Methods in Social Science3
Total Credits24
1

At least 12 credits must be upper division.

Social Science Secondary Concentrations

Choose two of the following disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.

Anthropology

Secondary Concentration Requirements
ANTH S202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH Electives 112
Total Credits15
1

At least 9 credits must be upper division.

Economics

Secondary Concentration Requirements
ECON S201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON S202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON Electives 19-10
Total Credits15-16
1

At least 6 credits must be upper division.

History

Secondary Concentration Requirements
Select one of the following History sequences:6
History of the U.S. I
and History of the U.S. II 1
World History I
and World History II 1
HIST Electives 29
Total Credits15
1

Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.

2

Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division.

Political Science/Government

Secondary Concentration Requirements
PS S101Introduction to American Government3
or PS S102 Introduction to Political Science
PS Electives 1, 212
Total Credits15
1

At least 6 credits must be upper division.

2

 ANS S460 and GEOG S350 count as PS electives

Psychology

Secondary Concentration Requirements
PSY S101Introduction to Psychology3
PSY Electives 112
Total Credits15
1

6 credits must be upper division

Sociology

Secondary Concentration Requirements
SOC S101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC Electives 112
Total Credits15
1

6 credits must be upper division