Social Science Program Requirements
- You must meet the Basic Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences to obtain an interdisciplinary degree.
- Consult with your assigned social science advisor. You must submit a proposal that
outlines your thematic emphasis (at least twelve hours). It should also include a
tentative list of other courses you will take to fill the major requirements.
- You may (upon approval) bring one course into the major from outside the stipulated
social sciences if it relates directly to your theme. No more than one outside course
may be applied unless it seems necessary (upon approval) to fulfill a well-defined
- In order to design an appropriate curriculum, you may need to consult with faculty
members who can offer expertise in your specific area of interest. This should be
done as early as possible, ideally with less than sixty hours completed.
- 36 credit hours are needed in the major. Those hours must meet the following criteria:
- At least three hours from each of four different social science disciplines
- At least nine hours in one social science discipline (including one course at the
- At least fifteen hours in social science disciplines at the 500-699 level
- An approved thematic emphasis of at least twelve hours (A theme proposal must be submitted to
your advisor for approval)
- The bulleted requirements listed above may be overlapped in any combination.
- No more than nine hours may overlap between the Basic Requirements and Major Curriculum
- One course completed in social science research methods or data analysis. It may overlap
with Arts & Sciences basic requirements but not with any other major requirements.
It may be any Statistics course that the student is qualified to take or:
GEOG 700: Quantitative Analysis in Geography
HIST 586: Junior Seminar in History
POLSC 400: Political Inquiry and Analysis
POLSC 700: Research Meth. in Political Science
PSYCH 350: Experimental Meth. in Psychology
SOCIO 520: Methods of Social Research
- A 2.0 GPA is necessary both overall and in the major curriculum. 120 hours are required to graduate. (Students who entered KSU before the fall of 2003 require
only 120 hours for graduation).
Social Science Booklet
How to Apply to Graduate