Social Science, B.A.

This program offers students an overview of human and social behavior emphasizing the interdisciplinary perspectives of anthropology, economics, history, political science and sociology.

Students who earn their undergraduate Social Science degree at NLU and wish to teach high school Social Sciences should consider the Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education program. 

Program Details:

  • Requires 180 QH, including 60 QH of General Education, for completion
  • Requires 50 QH of upper level program coursework
  • 50 QH of upper level courses required in the program must be taken at NLU
  • Requires a minimum grade of “C” in 50 QH of upper level program courses
  • Credit by examination, portfolio and proficiency are accepted for general education and elective credit
  • Requires ECT – English Competency Test OR completing LAE 101 and LAE 102 at NLU with a grade of “C” or better

Required Courses

Communications

LAE101English Composition I

LAE102English Composition II

LAT210Effective Speaking

Humanities

One Philosophy course. The courses below are recommended:

LAH110Introduction to Philosophy

LAH120Logic and Effective Thinking

LAH305Philosophy of Values and Ethics

LAH325Death, Dying and Near-Death Experiences--Implications in Health Care

Fine Arts

One or more Fine Arts courses to total 5 QH

Quantitative Reasoning

LAM110College Mathematics: Application of Mathematical Ideas

and

LAM106Basic Statistics

or

LAM216Statistical Methods

Physical and Life Sciences

One Life Science course and one Physical Science course

Social Sciences

One introductory Social Science course and one U.S. History course. The courses below are recommended:

LAS105Introduction to Sociology

or

LAS110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

or

LAS115Introduction to Economics

or

LAS118Introduction to Politics

or

LAS120Introduction to American Politics

and

LAS200U.S. History and Culture: 1492-1828

or

LAS201U.S. History and Culture: 1828-1898

or

LAS203U.S. History and Culture: 1898-Present

Behavioral Science

LAP100General Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology Program Requirements - 20 QH

Choose 20 QH from the courses below:

INT310Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

LAS240Human Origins

LAS303Sub-Saharan African Cultures

LAS313The Metropolitan Community

LAS342Folklore

LAS405Social Problems

LAS420Social Theory

LAS441Urban Anthropology

Political Science Program Requirements - 20 QH

Choose 20 QH from the courses below:

LAS118Introduction to Politics

LAS120Introduction to American Politics

LAS310International Relations

LAS316Comparative Politics

LAS319Elections and Electoral Behavior

LAS321American Political Ideas

LAS450Political Theory

LAS458Public and Social Policy in the Legislative Process

Economics Program Requirements - 15 QH

Choose 15 QH from the courses below:

LAS115Introduction to Economics

LAS250Macroeconomics

LAS255Microeconomics

History Program Requirements - 20 QH

Choose 20 QH from the courses below:

LAS200U.S. History and Culture: 1492-1828

LAS201U.S. History and Culture: 1828-1898

LAS203U.S. History and Culture: 1898-Present

LAS302Asian History and Culture

LAS301Western History and Culture to 1650

LAS304Middle and South American Cultures

LAS305Western History and Culture since 1650

LAS311Racial and Ethnic History and Culture

LAS495Social Science Special Topic

Note: For LAS 495, the Special Topic must be in History.

Electives - 45 QH

Choose 45 QH of elective courses