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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 2019-2020 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Gen Ed: CULTURE AND CREATIVITY (outside SSHS) (HRS 4)
  • Major: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Elective/Minor (HRS 4)
  • Gen Ed: VALUES AND ETHICS (HRS 4)
  • Career Pathways Module 1: SSHS 001 Career Assessment/Advisor Visit SSHS Advisor in Cahill Center (C209) [Grad Requirement]
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • School Core: SOSC 235 - HISTORY OF SOCIAL THOUGHT (HRS 4)
  • Major: Research Methods in Social Science (HRS 4)
  • Major: Elective: 300-400 Level (HRS 4)
  • Major: 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

  • Major: Elective (300-400 Level) (WI) (HRS 4)
  • Major: Elective (300-400 Level) (HRS 4)
  • Major: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Major: 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: Elective (WI) (HRS 4)
  • Elective/Minor (HRS 4)
  • Elective/Minor (HRS 4)
  • Elective/Minor (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Spring Semester

  • Major: Capstone (SOSC 410) (WI) (HRS 4)
  • Elective/Minor (HRS 4)
  • Elective/Minor (HRS 4)
  • Elective/Minor (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Total Credits Required: 128 credits            GPA: 2.0

NOTE: There must be a total of 11 Major courses within the Social Sciences, which includes a research methods course and Capstone (SOSC 410).  Students are encouraged to select a minor with this major.

WI: Three Writing Intensive courses needed prior to graduation