Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
Bachelor of Science in Social Science

Social science majors select at least one specialty option to complete their major requirements:

Community Development and Leadership Option
Cultures and Identities Option
General Social Science Option
Humans and the Environment Option
Law and Society Option

Degree Requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper-division credits. Requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate core: 48 credits
  • College of Liberal Arts Core: 6-15 credits
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science requirements: 15-24 credits
  • Social Science Major Core: 32-35 credits
  • Specialty Option: 21-24 credits (required)
  • Electives as needed for 180 credits

Degree Checklists

Social Science Major Checklist - 2021-2022 catalog (PDF)

Social Science Community Development and Leadership Option Curriculum Checklist - admitted students before Fall 2021 (PDF)

Transfer Guides

Social Science transfer guides are created to help students plan to transfer into the degree program from an Oregon Community College.

Four-Year Sample Plan

A degree pathway is important to student success. To help you explore your major coursework and for you to begin the process of creating an individualized academic plan, we have created a sample four-year plan for the Social Science major. These plans also include academic and co-curricular opportunities ideas for each academic year.

This is a sample plan intended for informational purposes only. Students will work with their OSU academic advisor to create degree plan that works best for each student based around unique interests, goals and transfer work.

Sample Academic Plan - Social Science