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

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this Social Science degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

CPS: Undergraduate Core

Advncd Oral/Written

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(3SH)
COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475

English Composition

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EN 203 (3SH)

Global Issues

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Global Issues (6SH)

HU 366 - Leading Lives That Matter

Provides an opportunity to explore the question, "How ought we to live?" in light of educational and professional goals within the context of the Jesuit tradition.

Literature/Hum

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Literature/Humanities (3SH)

Mathematics

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MT 201, MT 204, MT 270 (3SH)

Natural Science

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Natural Science (3SH)

Oral Communication

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COM 210 or COM 211 (3SH)

Philosophy

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All PL courses (6SH)

Religious Studies

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all RC and RS courses (6SH)

Social Science

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Social Science (6SH)

CPS: Social Science-Foundational

Electives

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Choose 9 semester hours (3 courses) from the following:
SO 201, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, PY 250

SO 200 - Introduction to Sociology

Studies sociological perspectives, focusing on social groups and social interaction. Presents basic sociological terms and concepts, and examines a variety of social institutions and processes.

Cross listing(s): SO 200C.

SO/COM/PY 483

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(3SH)
Research Methods

CPS: Social Science-Upper Division

Electives

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Select twenty-one (21) semester hours of 400-level courses
from these subject areas:
Communication
Psychology
Sociology
Civil Society Studies
Economics
History

Ethics

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COM 427- Communication Ethics
or
PY 440- Professional Ethics in Psychology
(pre-req: PY 250)

SO 494 - Senior Capstone

Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University.

Cross listing(s): COM 494 PY 494 BAS 494.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

COM 427 Communication Ethics (3.00)

Explores theoretical and practical issues in the explanations of ethical options and decisions in relational, organizational, and mass communication contexts. Case studies, practical analysis, and current ethical dilemmas in communication are investigated from multiple theoretical perspectives.

PY 250 General Psychology (3.00)

Introduces the science of behavior and mental processes through a systematic study of representative areas of psychology.

Cross listing(s): PY 250C.

PY 440 Professional Ethics in Psychology (3.00)

Provides an overview of pertinent issues related to ethics in the helping professions. Students formulate their own personal/professional ethics statements.

Pre-requisite: PY*250

SO 200 Introduction to Sociology (3.00)

Studies sociological perspectives, focusing on social groups and social interaction. Presents basic sociological terms and concepts, and examines a variety of social institutions and processes.

Cross listing(s): SO 200C.

SO 201 World Economic Issues (3.00)

Introduces the structure and process of world economic interaction and develops an understanding of the concepts and methods used to analyze world economic issues and problems. Students assess issues and ethical problems surrounding global economics and the growing interdependence of the contemporary world.

Cross listing(s): EC 201.

SO 204 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3.00)

Introduces the methods and theory of cultural anthropology through a theoretical and comparative examination of the role of culture in human life. Includes the study of other cultures and field research on contemporary United States culture.

Cross listing(s): AN 204.

SO 462 Issues in Sustainability (3.00)

Introduction to the fundamental sustainability of critical social ecosystems, how they function, how humans shape them, and how they shape humans. Covers how societies endure the challenges of immense global changes, ecosystem degradation in the form of unrestrained population growth, limited energy, agricultural and water resources, and the effects of international economies, social policies, ethical dictates, and cultural histories.

SO 469E-W Topics in Culture (3.00)

Analysis of origins, development, and changes/challenges of ancient and/or modern cultures.

Pre-requisite: TAKE SO*200 OR AN*204;

Cross listing(s): AN 469E-W.

SO 483 Research Methods (3.00)

Introduces scientific research methodology. Includes qualitative and quantitative research methods. Focuses on interpreting research studies in a critical manner and the skills necessary to begin original research.

Cross listing(s): PY 483 COM 483.

SO 494 Senior Capstone (3.00)

Provides the culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory. Must be completed as graded course work at Regis University.

Cross listing(s): COM 494 PY 494 BAS 494.

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
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014
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

Tuition

Regis University Degree Tuition: B.A. Social Science

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 Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.