The Social Sciences B.A. is offered by the Department of Economics, Agricultural Studies, and Social Sciences. Click here to view the department information, including Student Learning Objectives.
View the degree program Roadmap, which provides a recommended advising map to complete the degree program in four years. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.
Dr. Chau-Pu Chaing
Office: Bizzini Hall C-102A
Phone: (209) 667-3037
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences program is an interdepartmental degree program consisting of courses in the following disciplines: anthropology, communication studies, criminal justice, economics, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Students select courses from any three of the above disciplines. The program offers a wide variety of courses dealing with human interaction in past and present society and acquaints students with contemporary social problems, their causes, and their potential solutions.
Additionally, a course in the methods of scientific investigation in the social sciences provides students with valuable analytical skills. Students should discuss career opportunities with their adviser in their areas of concentration in the Social Sciences major.
Students intending to apply for admission to the Social Sciences single subject credential program at Stanislaus State should also see the Social Sciences Subject Matter Preparation Program.
- Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree (51 units minimum).
- Complete the Interdepartmental Studies major, as approved by the adviser. Of these, no more than 8 units of CR-graded coursework in courses graded exclusively CR/NC may apply.
- Completion of a minor is not required.
Note: Immediately upon entering this interdepartmental degree program, students should select the three disciplines that will form their major.