Social Sciences Major Course Listings

Course Requirements
A major in the Social Sciences requires a student to complete a primary and secondary area of concentration totaling 60 semester hours, chosen from the following disciplines:
Communication Political Science 
Economics Psychology
Education Sociology
History  
Management (not Accounting/Finance)  
Primary Area of Concentration
  • Six courses (at least 18 semester hours) must be chosen from one discipline
  • At least two of these courses must be chosen from the 200 level and at least two from the 300 or 400 level
  • Transfer students must complete at least four of these six courses at Hiram
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (PRIMARY): 18
Secondary Area of Concentration
  • Four courses (at least 12 semester hours) must be chosen from a second discipline
  • At least one of these courses must be chosen from the 200 level and at least one must be chosen from the 300 or 400 level
  • Transfer students must complete at least two of these four courses at Hiram
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (SECONDARY) 12

Additional courses must be chosen from the eight disciplines listed above to bring the total to at least 60 semester hours. 

Additional Credit Hours

30

Total Credit Hours for the Major

60

* NOTE:  Students must earn a C- or better in all Required and Advanced Coursework.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

38-48

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR ELECTIVES

12-24

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE

120
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