Social Sciences

The social scientist looks at the way individuals interact with each other and with the environment. The laboratory of the social scientist is the world itself. In our bachelor’s degree in social sciences program, you can attend class on the weekend as you work toward a career in social science research or related fields. 

Bureaucracy, technology, urbanization and industrialization have radically transformed the way people live and what they believe. The disciplines of communication, economics, history, management, political science, psychology and sociology provide the techniques and knowledge to investigate the workings and development of modern society. A grasp of the complexity of human behavior and of the dynamics of societal change enables students to manage the bewildering prospects of living peacefully and comfortably in the modern world.

The Bachelor of Arts in social science provides students with a solid conceptual foundation that permits them to excel in many areas. You can also choose a business communication or applied psychology track as preparation for their chosen careers. Career possibilities include public administration, social services, advertising and the news media, human resources, marketing and sales and other management areas. Students also may choose to continue on to graduate school in law, management or other programs.

Ready to learn more about our social science weekend classes? Contact us today to get on the path toward a bachelor’s degree in social sciences.

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 Music
Economics Political Science 
Education Psychology
Management (not Accounting/Finance) Sociology
History   
Primary Area of Concentration
  • Six courses (at least 20 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): 20
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

28

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

39-48

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR ELECTIVES

12-21

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE

120
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