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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Science Major, B.A.

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This is a distributed major, offering students a structured overview of the social sciences. This program emphasizes breadth of coverage with a focus in an area selected by the student. This major is particularly applicable for students interested in teacher licensure at the elementary and secondary levels.

The student must have preliminary approval of the selected program by an advisor from the Sociology, Anthropology and Behavioral Sciences Department. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours in the major must be taken at MSCD.

Subtotal: 18

Elected Focus:

In addition to the introductory course, each student must select 12 hours in one of the following social science disciplines: anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology. A minimum of 9 upper-division hours must be selected with the approval of an advisor.

Subtotal: 12

General Electives:

An additional 12 hours must be selected from any of the disciplines outside of the elected focus. Courses may be selected from anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology. At least 9 of these hours must be upper division. No more than 6 hours may be taken in any one discipline.

Subtotal: 12

Total: 42

General Studies Requirements:

The student is expected to complete all General Studies requirements as stated in this Catalog. The student may use up to 6 hours from the required courses for the behavioral science major to complete the social science component.

Senior Experience:

Selection of a Senior Experience course will vary according to the student’s needs. Students seeking teacher licensure must select student teaching. Other students may select the capstone course in their focus or the applied anthropology course currently being developed by the department.

Students desiring teacher licensure should see an advisor in the teacher education program and also review the Elementary Education Licensure, Professional  or Secondary Education Licensure  degree requirements under the licensure programs in this catalog.

No minor is offered.

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