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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Science Major, B.A.


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This distributed major offers students a structured overview of the social sciences. This program emphasizes breadth of coverage with a focus in an area selected by the student.

  • Students not interested in pursuing any type of teacher licensure should refer to the General BHS concentration below.
  • Students interested in secondary education social studies licensure should refer to the BHS1 concentration below.
  • Students interested in elementary education licensure should refer to the BHS2 concentration below.
  • This major is not available for students interested in early childhood education licensure.

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 Metro State.

General Behavioral Science Concentration:


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 may select any capstone course for which they have completed the prerequisites.

No minor is offered.

BHS1 Concentration


Behavioral Science Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


This distributed major offers students a structured overview of the social sciences (Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology). This program emphasizes breadth of coverage with a focus in history. This major is particularly applicable for students interested in teacher licensure at the secondary level. Licensure candidates are expected to complete a minor in Secondary Education. A special emphasis will be placed on history. The program addresses the Colorado Model Content Standards in Social Studies and prepares licensure candidates to pass the required content exam. Students should seek advising in both Behavioral Science and Teacher Education prior to and during the completion of this concentration. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the major in order to progress through the program. Courses with grades of less than "C" must be repeated. Successful program completion requires a major GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students should check with their Teacher Education advisor for specific GPA requirements necessary for student teaching eligibility.

The student must have preliminary approval of the selected program by an advisor from the Sociology, Anthropology, and Behavioral Sciences Department.

For specific licensure requirements, refer to the Teacher Education Department.

This concentration is not available as a minor.

General Studies Requirements for the Behavioral Science Major - BHS1 Concentration


The following courses fulfill the General Studies Level I and Level II requirements for Metro State and the Behavioral Science BHS2 Concentration. Exceptions to the following required General Studies courses must be approved in writing in advance by the Teacher Education Department.

 

General Studies Course Requirements Level I - Skills


General Studies Course Requirements Level II - Skills


Arts and Letters (minimum 6 semester hours)


  •  XXX XXX     Select two courses from the Level II Arts and Letters approved list.

Natural Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)


  • XXX XXXX     Select two courses from the Level II Natural Sciences approved list.

General Studies Total Credit Hours: 33


Multicultural Requirement


Students pursuing the Secondary Education minor will fulfill their multicultural requirement within the minor coursework.

Senior Experience Requirement


Licensure students are expected to fulfill the Senior Experience requirement with EDS 4290 - Student Teaching and Seminar.

Students not electing to complete licensure may fulfill the Senior Experience requirement by selecting any approved capstone course for which they have fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

Core Total: 18


Required Focus in History (9 hours must be upper division):


History Total: 12


General Electives (9 hours must be upper division):


Electives Total: 12


Major Total: 42


BHS2 Concentration


Behavioral Science Major with Elementary Education Licensure:


This distributed major is designed to prepare students for classroom teaching in the elementary education system. Students are expected to complete a minor in Elementary Education in conjunction with this concentration. Students should seek advising in both Behavioral Science and Teacher Education prior to and during the completion of this concentration. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the major in order to progress through the program. Courses with grades of less than "C" must be repeated. Successful program completion requires a major GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students should check with their Teacher Education advisor for specific GPA requirements necessary for student teaching eligibility.

For specific licensure requirements, refer to Teacher Education Department.

This concentration is not available as a minor.

General Studies Requirements for the Behavioral Science Major - BHS2 Concentration


The following courses fulfill the General Studies Level I and Level II requirements for Metro State and the Behavioral Science Program BHS2 Concentration. Exceptions to the following required General Studies courses must be approved in writing in advance by the Teacher Education Department. Substantially equivalent General Studies courses may be substituted for transfer students upon approval by the Teacher Education Department.

General Studies Course Requirements Level I - Skills


General Studies Course Requirements Level II - Skills


Multicultural Requirement


Students pursuing the Elementary Education minor will fulfill their multicultural requirement within the minor coursework.

Senior Experience Requirement


Licensure students are expected to fulfill the Senior Experience requirement with EDS 4190 - Student Teaching and Seminar.

Students not electing to complete elementary licensure may fulfill the Senior Experience requirement by selecting any approved capstone course for which they have fulfilled the necessary prerequisites.

Subtotal: 18


Program Focus:


Eight courses from the approved list, distributed as follows:

  • A minimum of six courses (18 credit hours) must be upper division.
  • Seven courses from the approved list below must be in GEG, HIS, and PSC.
    • At least one course must be selected from each of the above disciplines.
    • Only one lower division course may be included from the above disciplines.
  • One course from ANT/SOC.

Subtotal: 24


Total: 42


Approved BHS2 Program Focus Courses


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