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Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences Course Listings

Course Requirements
A major in the Social Sciences requires a student to complete a primary and secondary area of concentration totaling 60 semester hours, chosen from the following disciplines:
Communication Music
Economics Political Science 
Education Psychology
Management (not Accounting/Finance) Sociology
History   
Primary Area of Concentration
  • Six courses (at least 20 semester hours) must be chosen from one discipline
  • At least two of these courses must be chosen from the 200 level and at least two from the 300 or 400 level
  • Transfer students must complete at least four of these six courses at Hiram
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (PRIMARY): 20
Secondary Area of Concentration
  • Four courses (at least 12 semester hours) must be chosen from a second discipline
  • At least one of these courses must be chosen from the 200 level and at least one must be chosen from the 300 or 400 level
  • Transfer students must complete at least two of these four courses at Hiram
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (SECONDARY) 12

Additional courses must be chosen from the eight disciplines listed above to bring the total to at least 60 semester hours. 

Additional Credit Hours

28

Total Credit Hours for the Major

60

* NOTE:  Students must earn a C- or better in all Required and Advanced Coursework.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

39-48

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR ELECTIVES

12-21

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE

120
The Center for Engaged Ethics hosts an annual Campus Day, where students get a day off from classes to perform community service.
In March 2012, the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship hosted the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium's idealabs 2012 competition. Several area colleges attended.
The Center for Literature and Medicine began a Disease by Performance course for the 2011-2012 academic year, where students wrote a play about autism, and performed it across the state to raise awareness.
The Center for Scientific Engagement regularly conducts research and programming at the James H. Barrow Field Station.
The Garfield Institute for Public Leadership launched a study to gauge the mood of young voters leading up to the 2012 presidential election. Scholar-in-residence Jason Johnson has provided commentary on the study on national media.
The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature hosts a Visiting Authors Series each year. In 2012, Thrity Umrigar, author of "The Space Between Us" gave a convocation and book signing on campus.
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