Credit Requirements

Degree or Concentration Requirements

The Human Sciences in the Contemporary world major (B.A.) requires a total of 40 course hours, a senior thesis, and an oral defense of the thesis.

Twenty-eight hours are specified as follows: (i) twenty-five credit hours in courses designated as Human Sciences in the Contemporary World courses: HUSC 2301 or 2311, 3311, 3312, 3331, 3332, 3341, 4341, 4342, and 4142; and (ii) three hours in statistics: MAT 2305 (Introduction to Statistics) or an equivalent.

Twelve hours are elective, chosen from appropriate Constantin College and College of Business courses as explained in the following paragraph.

Students can pursue a B.A. or a concentration in Human Sciences in the Contemporary world.

Bachelor of Arts




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