NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Social Science Major


BACHELOR OF ARTS (120 credits)

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program may elect to major in the social sciences. This program requires the completion of a 12-credit social science base and a 20-credit concentration in one of the social science disciplines: history, political science, sociology, psychology or economics.

The Social Science program is recommended for students interested in pursuing careers in government, law or public administration or graduate study in the social sciences. It is also designed for those students who wish to learn more concerning principles underlying social interactions and relationships. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires the completion of 120 credits including 90 credits in Liberal Arts.

 

Core Requirements (40 credits):

GLL110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL121 College Writing I 4
GLL122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2 courses) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies (2 courses) 6
VaiousEthnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM 130 College Mathematics (if exempt, must take another math course, Statistics recommended) 3
GSB/GSC/GSP/GSS Science 3-4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4
GCA Speech* 3

*Only the following courses meet the Speech requirement: GCA 100, 101, 127 and 215.

Note: A related one-credit "topics" or workshop course may be offered with the above courses.

Social Science Base (12 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in three social science areas other than the concentration. Courses must be numbered at the 200 level or above. Prerequisites, if any, must be taken as Liberal Arts electives.

Concentration (20 credits)

Students must take a minimum of 20 credits numbered 200 and above in one social science discipline: economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.

(Students choosing economics as their concentration should consult their advisors regarding additional liberal arts credits.)

 

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES MAJOR—ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (60 CREDITS)

Core Requirements (27-28 credits):

GLL110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing(or exemption) 4
GLL121 College Writing I 4
GLL122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature 3
GHS/GPL American Studies 3
(various) Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSB/GSC/GSM/GSS Math or Science 3-4
GCA or GCO 120 Speech* or Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 3-4

* Only the following courses meet the Speech requirement: GCA 100, 101,127 and 215.

With the guidance of an advisor, students may select the courses for a cluster that satisfies their academic interests. For example, those interested in American studies might organize a program of courses in American history, American government, American literature and American arts. Students interested in the Arts and Culture might build a study plan with classes in the communications, history, music, visual arts, performing arts and literature. Others interested in the social science might select their courses from the economics, political science, sociology and psychology departments.

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