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Bachelor of Arts
in Social Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Program of Study
All courses are available online
All WSU undergraduates must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits of which 40 credits must be at the 300 – 400 level. Students must also complete the University Common Requirements (UCORE). These can generally be satisfied with a direct transfer degree. For a list of direct-transfer agreements, visit WSU’s Transferring an Associate Degree web page.
Students must also fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements and the program requirements of the degree.
Social sciences students have two options; their program of study can include two (Plan A) or three (Plan B) different concentrations.
24 semester credits in one Social Sciences discipline)
At least 15 credits must be upper division (300-400 level).
Social Sciences discipline options under Plan A include the following:
- Comparative Ethnic Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Economic Sciences
- Human Development
- Political Science
- Women’s Studies
15 semester credits in any discipline)
All 15 credits must be concentrated within one academic department and at least six of these credits must be upper-division (300-400 level).
Three areas of concentration
At least 21 credits must be upper division (300-400 level) and must be included within the concentration areas and Social Sciences electives.
9 semester credits in one Social Sciences discipline
9 semester credits in a second Social Sciences discipline
9 semester credits in a third Social Sciences discipline
12 semester credits from within the three Social Sciences concentration areas you choose
Social Sciences discipline options under Plan B include the following:
- Options listed under Plan A
- Administrative Studies
All students, including community college transfer students with an approved transferable AA degree from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona or Hawaii, or students pursuing a second major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be held to the following additional requirements:
- Foreign Language: Complete 2 years of high school or 1 year of college in a single foreign language
- Additional 3 semester credits of [SSCI,] [HUM], or [ARTS] for a total of 12 semester credits of UCORE
- Additional 1 lab credit of [BSCI], [PSCI] for a total of 8 semester credits and 2 labs.
Please review the online WSU Catalog for additional information about specific degree requirements.