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A contract major is a personalized individual course of study.  While there are delineated requirements of number and level of coursework, each program will be unique to the student’s particular interests.  Students must consult with a faculty advisor to determine the required courses.  Further information is available in the online catalog major description.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2016-2017 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Major: Research Methods Course (HRS 4)
  • School Core: SOSC 235 - HISTORY OF SOCIAL THOUGHT (HRS 4)
  • Major: Level 300 Course (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Career Pathways Module 2: SSHS 002 Resume/Cover Letter/Personal Statement Visit SSHS Advisor in Cahill Center (C209) [Grad Requirement]
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Spring Semester

  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • PSYC, SOCI or SWRK Elective (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Career Pathways Module 3: SSHS 003 Interview Practice/Internship Search Visit SSHS Advisor in Cahill Center (C209) [Grad Requirement]
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Major: Level 400 Course (HRS 4)
  • Major: Field Studies Course (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Spring Semester

  • Major: Capstone Course (HRS 4)
  • Major: Level 300/400 Course (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Total Credits Required: 128 credits
GPA: 2.0

PLEASE CONSULT WITH FACULTY ADVISOR TO CHOOSE 3 WRITING INTENSIVE COURSES IN YOUR MAJOR.