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Social Sciences Major - Personnel Psychology/Human Resources Option (Vancouver-only)

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Social Sciences Major - Personnel Psychology/Human Resources Option (Vancouver-only) (120 Hours)


L. Volk, Academic Coordinator


The Personnel Psychology/Human Resources (PP/HR) option for the BA in Social Sciences - Social Sciences major is designed to provide human resource professionals, and those preparing for a career in human resources, the tools to be effective managers. 120 credit hours are required, including completion of WSU UCORE requirements, CAS requirements, and a combination of social sciences courses totaling 40 upper-division hours from three academic areas (psychology, human development, and management). The GPA for the 40 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Social Sciences major (Gen S) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with an Option in Personnel Psychology/Human Resources.

First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermHours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Second Year
First TermHours
PSYCH 3063
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives12
Second TermHours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
PSYCH 3083
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives6
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
H D 4063
MGMT 3013
PSYCH 3114
Area 1 Electives 23
Electives3
Second TermHours
Area 1 Electives 23
Area 2 Electives 33
Area 3 Electives 43
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
Area 1 Electives 23
Area 2 Electives 33
Area 3 Electives 43
Electives6
Second TermHours
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Area 3 Electives 43
Electives9

Footnotes
1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2Area 1 electives: PSYCH 309, 350, 412, 470, or 495.
3Area 2 electives: H D 301, 350, 385, 403, or 430.
4Area 3 electives: I BUS 453 [M], MGMT 401 [M], 450, 455, 456 [M], 485 [M], 487, 496. Must include two [M] courses.

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