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Social Sciences or Humanities Major - Plan B Option

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Social Sciences or Humanities Major - Plan B Option (120 Hours)

A. Chow, Coordinator

Humanities: A combination of humanities courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the GPA for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Humanities major (Gen H) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities.
Social Sciences: A combination of social sciences courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the GPA for the 39 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.

Per Academic Regulation 54, students may not be certified in or awarded an additional major or minor if it carries the same name as one of the areas of study or options, concentrations or sub-plans within a major. In addition, students pursuing a Business major or minor may not also be certified in an option, concentration or subplan of Administrative Studies.

For a list of approved Plan B areas, please contact the Liberal Arts General Studies office.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermHours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second Year
First TermHours
Area 13
Area 23
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Elective7
Second TermHours
Area 13
Area 33
Diversity [DIVR]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives6
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Area 123
Area 23
Area 33
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second TermHours
300-400-level Area 223
300-400-level Area 323
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400 Any Area29
Electives26
Second TermHours
300-400 Any Area23
Electives212

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.
2Students must take a total of 40 credits of upper-division (300-400 level). 21 upper-division credits must be taken within the designated concentration areas. The UCORE requirements include 3 upper-division credits. The remaining 16 credits may be taken in the electives, the UCOREs, or by electing to take more than the minimum required in the areas. Among the 300-400 level course work in the areas, two courses, each at 3 credits, must have a [M] designation. Only 6 credits of internship or P, F credits are allowed to count towards major requirements.

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