College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact: Matthew T. Downey, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Location: McKee Hall 227
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
- University-Wide 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
- The 21 semester credits required for the Additional Major Credits must be at the 300-400 level.
- Students must take additional major credits to have sufficient credits for graduation.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required LAC — 15 credits
LAC area 4 — History
|HIST 100||Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877||
LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems
LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems
LAC area 7 — International Studies
|SOSC 150||Social Sciences: A Global Perspective||
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 — 60 credits
Take all of the following courses — 21 credits
Additional Major Credits — 21 credits
| ||Economics 3 semester credits||
| ||Geography 6 semester credits||
| ||History 6 semester credits||
| ||Political Science 6 semester credits||
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 — 20 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 20 credits.