Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Science

The Liberal Arts and Sciences - Social Science degree emphasizes courses that focus on the theory of social interaction and human behavior. Required course work includes history, psychology, sociology, English, and a capstone course. The capstone course is thematically based and taken during the last semester of study. It provides the opportunity to complete original research in the social sciences. This program is designed for transfer to four-year programs in social science and related fields.

Students intending to transfer to a four year psychology major should work closely with their advisor to ensure that appropriate courses are selected. The psychology faculty have developed specific recommendations for the social science capstone; social science electives (based on area of interest in psychology); math and science courses; and unrestricted electives requirements.

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Program Chair

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Travis Vande Berg, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology

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Transfer Options

Recent graduates have transferred to many four-year institutions including:

  • University at Albany
  • Binghamton University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • Empire State College
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • St. John's University
  • Wells College

 

Degree Requirements

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Minimum Credits for Graduation: 60 credits
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology (C or better), 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL100, Academic Writing I (C or better), 3 cr.
A student exempt from ENGL 100 must substitute a three-credit SUNY General Education approved course. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. 
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
HSTY@
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PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology (C or better), 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology (C or better), 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SOCI290, Social Science Capstone (C or better), 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
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Select 1 course from the list below:
MATH120, College Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
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Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ASTR@
BIOL@
CHEM@
CSCI160, Computer Science I, 3 cr.
CSCI165, Computer Science II, 3 cr.
CSCI205, Computer Science III-Data Structures, 3 cr.
ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
ENVS116, Soil Science, 3 cr.
ENVS141, Agroecology, 3 cr.
ENVS202, Integrated Pest Management, 3 cr.
ENVS295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
GEOL@
MATH@
METR@
PHSC@
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Select a minimum of 12 credits from the courses listed below:
Courses should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor 
and should be based on requirements at the intended four-year transfer 
institution. Up to 3 FITN credits may be used toward Unrestricted  
Electives requirements. 


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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.