Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences
The social sciences major is designed to give students wide
exposure to the social sciences while concentrating in one
particular discipline. The student may choose to concentrate
his/her studies in history, history/political science, psychology,
or sociology, and distribute the remaining credits over two other
In doing so the student receives a strong foundation in the
theories, research techniques and analytical skill of one of the
social sciences while developing an understanding of the
relationship between this discipline and the other social sciences.
This major is particularly useful to students who are interesting
in an early childhood teaching or social service career.
Social Sciences at the Mount
Social science majors at the Mount may participate in all the
academic programs offered by the division, including honors courses
and honor societies. They may also participate in the internships
offered by the Division of Social Sciences.
The student majoring in social sciences will complete a total of
39 credits. These credits must be distributed in a “21-9-9”
sequence with 21 credits in one of the following areas of study:
history, history/political science, psychology or sociology. The
remaining 18 credits must be distributed equally in two of the
other three areas of study. History or history/political science
may be chosen but not both. A minimum of 12 credits must be at the
3000/4000 level. In the case of a concentration in
history/political science, a minimum of 9 credits should be taken
in both history and political science. There is no minor in the
Many social sciences majors have followed careers in the field
of early childhood, and early childhood/special education.
As many social science majors have followed careers in early
childhood education, the outlook mirrors the outlook in that