Program Advisors: Dr. Chad Litton
Major requirements may be met by completing courses in various combinations in geography, history, political science, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Two options are available for the Social and Behavioral Science Major:
Faculty within the Human and Social Sciences Department are committed to providiing a well-rounded course of study in the social science disciplines of American Indian studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology. Our curriculum is designed to mold students into lifelong learners and leaders who serve others in their professional, family, and civic environments.
Faculty within the Social and Behavioral Sciences provide a well-rounded social science program rooted in the Benedictine tradition of our sponsors, the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. The curriculum is designed to expose students to critical thinking skills, historical analysis, cultural diversity, and respect for others.
Major in Social and Behavioral Sciences: HSS/HIS/POL 490; one lower division course in four of the following areas: anthropology, geography, history, political science, sociology, or psychology for a minimum of 13 credit hours; and five upper division courses in at least three of the following areas: anthropology, geography, history, political science, sociology, or psychology for a minimum of 18 credit hours minimum; ALU 499.
Minor in Social and Behavioral Sciences: One lower division course in four of the following: anthropology, geography, political science, history, psychology, sociology: three upper division courses from three different areas (geography, political science, history, psychology, sociology). At least eight upper division credits must be taken at the University of Mary.
Minor in Sociology:
SOC 107, 102 or 202; three additional upper division level SOC courses (17 credits minimum; 14 credits must be from UMary, SOC 320 is a two credit course.
Minor in American Indian Studies:
SOC 102, 107, 202, 304; HIS 471; THE 301; ENG 466.