Earning a Degree in Social Science at Regis

Regis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree offers a strong foundational knowledge of the social sciences, promoting community involvement and leadership.

Note: Some course work may need to be completed through directed study.

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B.A. Social Science

Social Science Degree Overview

The campus-based B.A. in Social Science degree is designed to facilitate an understanding of the sociological perspectives of social groups and social interaction, qualitative and quantitative research methods, the foundations of ethical judgment and world economic issues. The degree program equips you to play a significant role in the strategic creation of management practices and social program development within nonprofit organizations, government agencies and businesses.

As a Social Science major, you'll find that the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science also lays the foundation for you to continue your education in our School of Management MBA program or through other graduate degrees from our School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Total Social Science Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational courses: 15 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 27 credit hours
  • Minor (optional): 0 or 12 credit hours
  • General electives: 29 credit hours (if minor is selected); 41 credit hours (if minor is not selected)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Foundational Courses (15 credit hours)
SO 200 Introduction to Sociology
SO 483 Research Methods
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following: 
PY 250  General Psychology 
SO 201  World Economic Issues 
SO 204  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
SO 340  World Regional Geography 
SO 341  Comparative Foreign Policy 

Upper Division Requirements (27 credit hours)

COM 427 Communication Ethics or PY 440 Professional Ethics in Psychology 
SO 494  Senior Capstone 

Complete 7 classes (21 credit hours) of upper division 400-level courses from the following subject areas:

  • Civil Society Studies
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology 

Optional Minor

0-12 credit hours

General Electives (29-41 credit hours)

If a specialization and a minor are completed: 29 credit hours

If a minor or a specialization is completed: 41 credit hours
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 128 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

At a minimum, applicants seeking a bachelor's degree in Social Science from the College for Professional Studies must either:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Class Starts

Term Class Start Date
Summer 8W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W2 - 2014 June 9, 2014
Summer 8W2 - 2014 June 30, 2014
Summer 5W3 - 2014 July 14, 2014
Fall 8W1 - 2014 August 25, 2014
Fall 5W1 - 2014 August 25, 2014
Fall 5W2 - 2014 September 29, 2014
Fall 8W2 - 2014 October 25, 2014
Fall 5W3 - 2014 November 3, 2014
Spring 8W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,100 - $55,730 30 - 128 $435 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.