2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Sciences (B.S.)


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College of Sciences
Department of Sociology
Howard Phillips Hall (HPH), Room: 403
https://sciences.ucf.edu/sociology

Dr. Michael Armato
michael.armato@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-3744

Students majoring in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary B.S. program are provided with interdisciplinary breadth and depth in the Social Sciences as they fulfill the requirements of three separate social science minors of their choice, a statistics course, and a methodology course. The Social Science minors are housed in Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. This major supports UCF’s goal of offering the best undergraduate education available in Florida with flexibility that is absent in most discipline-specific programs.

Social Sciences (B.S.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must meet the residency requirements specified in each minor.
  • Special topics courses may be used if they are acceptable within the specific minor.
  • Grades below “C” (2.0) in lower level courses and core courses are not accepted.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative UCF GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each Social Science discipline.
  • Internship credit must be approved by Coordinator of Social Sciences.
  • Independent Studies and Directed Independent Research (course numbers 3905, 4906, 5907, 4912, 5917, 3940, 4941) must be approved by the Coordinator of Social Sciences prior to enrollment.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


  • At least one course completed in each Foundation area must be a designated State General Education Core Course.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Complete one of the following: (3 Credit Hours)


1 Required if Communication option of the major is to be followed.

Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


You may substitute a higher level math with appropriate scores on the Math Placement Test, see: https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/.

Select one: 

Statistics: (3 Credit Hours)


Select one:

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select the following course: (3 Credit Hours)


Select one of the following, depending on the concentration to be followed. (3 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


  • Students must complete two introductory courses in a social science discipline.
  • Course selection depends on concentration to be followed.
  • See “Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses” for possible substitutes for the courses listed below.

Core Requirements: Basic Level


Select one of the following statistics courses:


Select at least three of the following, depending on concentrations to be taken:


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (57 Credit Hours)


Required Minors:


Restricted Electives


  • None

Capstone Requirements


  • Students will be required to take an exit exam in their graduating semester.

Electives


  • After meeting with a departmental advisor, select electives primarily from upper level courses to satisfy the 48 hour rule. Courses may be outside the areas.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement.

Graduation

  • None.
  • Some minors may also require a foreign language. Check with department of minor.

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each Social Science discipline.
  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all core courses is required.
  • Students will be required to take an exit exam in their graduating semester.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper-division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors in the Major

  • Application and admission through The Burnett Honors College and department. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research.

Related Programs

  • None

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • Students should seek advising with the Social Sciences Coordinator for major. For advising regarding selected minors, see the Departmental Advisor.
  • Contact your college advisor in the College of Sciences Advising Services (COSAS) office (CSB 250) for more information about overall progress toward your degree, GEP and other university requirements, academic probation, special problems as well as general academic advising.

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Transfer courses must be evaluated for equivalency credit and/or for use in the degree program. The student must provide all supporting information.
  • Submit your requests for course evaluations at https://sciences.ucf.edu/cosas/ and click on “COS Course Evaluation”.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • Any two introductory Social Sciences courses could meet CPP requirements. However, core requirements may be dependent on specific prerequisite courses completed as a part of either the GEP or CPP requirements. 

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • This is one of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements.
  • Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.
  • Use your Pegasus Path planning tool in your myUCF portal to plan your courses through to graduation.
  • Although all classes are listed as being taken during the academic year, you may be required to complete 9 hours of them during the Summer. Consult with an advisor to determine if you are exempt.
  • Prior to enrolling in Math, take Math Placement Test ~ https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credits)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective/Minor Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • Research Methods Course Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective / Minor Credit Hours: 3

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