College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact: David Aske, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Location: Candelaria 1281
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering. Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
Required Major Credits
Upon completion of the Social Science Community Engagement major, students will have an in-depth, multi-disciplinary understanding of society that is grounded in history and the social sciences and will apply this knowledge to be skilled in ethical reflection towards life-long learning and civic engagement. The Social Science program offers students the ability to use critical thinking skills to create compelling arguments that integrate theoretical perspectives and research methods to advance reasonable conclusions in a wide variety of disciplines including history, economics, geography and political science.
The Community Engagement emphasis prepares students to be contributing citizens in their communities. Key courses in the emphasis will provide opportunities for students to become actively engaged in community affairs. Through research and civic engagement assignments and activities, students will be introduced to a variety of community-related careers and opportunities.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- Students must take additional major credits to have sufficient credits for graduation.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 27 credits
LAC area 4 — History
|HIST 100||Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877||
|HIST 101||Survey of American History from 1877 to the Present||
LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems
LAC area 5.b. — Geography
LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems
LAC area 8 — Multicultural Studies
Choose 1 of the following courses:
|AFS 100||Introduction to Africana Studies||
|GNDR 101||Gender and Society||
|MAS 100||Introduction to Mexican American Studies||
Remaining LAC — 25 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”.
2. Required Major — 45 credits
Take all of the following courses — 27 credits
|SOSC 350||Community Research and Engagement||
| ||Economics — 6 credits at the 300-400 level||
| ||Geography — 6 credits at the 300-400 level||
| ||History — 6 credits at the 300-400 level||
| ||Political Science — 6 credits at the 300-400 level||
Select 6 of the following courses — 18 credits
Note: Students may not take more than 6 hours of the same prefix.
3. University-Wide Credits — 23 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 23 credits.