Course Sequence for
B.S. in Social Science: PSY/SOC Emphasis

Below is a recommended course load to complete the BSSS in five semesters. This assumes all general Education requirements are met, taking 15 hours per semester, 9 hours in the summer, and an 18 hour minor (with perhaps some hours in the minor before this sequence). It is highly recommended that the research/statistics and quantitative reasoning courses be taken in the correct sequence as shown below:

  • 1st semester: SBS 3013 RM I: Research Design
  • 2nd semester: SBS 3063 Social & Behavioral Stats
  • 3rd semester: SBS 3113 or SBS 3213 Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods
  • Last semester: SBS 4513 Capstone
Term Course Hrs
Fall 1st Semester SBS 3013 RM I: Research Design 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  Social Science Elective or Minor 3
  Total 15
Spring 1st Semester SBS 3053 Social Systems & Problems 3
  SBS 3063 Social & Behavioral Stats 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  Social Science Elective or Minor 3
  Total 15
Summer 1st Semester SBS 4033 Internship I 3
  Social Science Elective or Minor 3
  Minor 3
  Total 9
Fall 2nd Semester SBS 3113 or SBS 3213 Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods 3
  SBS 4043 Internship II 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  Minor 3
  Total 15
Spring 2nd Semester SBS 4513 Capstone 3
  PSY/SOC Option 3
  Minor 3
  Minor 3
  Minor 3
  Total 15

This is only an example, but the sequence and mix (core courses, emphasis, and minor) is sound. Extenuating circumstances may dictate more hours per semester, no summer classes, and/or more semesters to complete requirements.