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    North Carolina Central University
   
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Behavioral and Social Sciences, B.S.


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G. Terry Huff, Program Coordinator
Telephone: (919) 530-5077
Main Office:(919)530-7642
Fax: (919) 530-7640
 
Debra Parker, Dean
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Telephone: (919) 530-5269
Fax: (919) 530-7640
 
Wendolyn Perry, Degree Advisor
Telephone:  (919) 530-6940
Fax: (919) 530-7640
 
Stacey Evans, Degree Advisor
Telephone:  (919) 530-6397
Fax: (919) 530-7640

The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students for the demands of a diverse, global workplace and helps meet the current workforce need for flexible problem solvers who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries as they seek solutions to real world challenges. The skill set for this degree includes: critical thinking, decision making, data analysis, problem solving, networking, interdisciplinary thinking, team building, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and strong oral and written communication skills.

The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences is part of the End Zone Initiative and offers credit for previous course work from NCCU, other accredited institutions, and military credits. See www.nccu.edu/endzone.

Curriculum Requirements


The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students for the demands of a diverse, global workplace and helps meet the current workforce need for flexible problem solvers who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries as they seek solutions to real world challenges. The skill set for this degree includes: critical thinking, decision making, data analysis, problem solving, networking, interdisciplinary thinking, team building, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and strong oral and written communication skills.

The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences is part of the End Zone Initiative and offers credit for previous course work from NCCU, other accredited institutions, and military credits. See www.nccu.edu/endzone.

1. 120 Credit Hours:


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with the last 30 hours being completed at NCCU.  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall must be achieved with no grade lower than a “C” in any departmental requirement.

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete the General Education Curriculum  (GEC) of 39 credit hours required by the university.  MSCM 1250 Elements of Speech or MSCM Introduction to Public Speaking satisfies the GEC speaking intensive requirement.  SOCI Social Problems satisfies the GEC writing intensive requirement.  SOCI 2300 is a major requirement and is not counted in the GEC hours.

3. Program Requirements:


Non-departmental requirements:


There are no non-departmental requirements.

Departmental requirements (must have a 'C' or better):


4. Concentration Requirements


Must complete 24 semester hours in any approved discipline or thematic area.

5. Additional Requirements


Must complete 27 semester hours of courses from any area.

Program Notes:


None.

Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Behavioral and Social Sciences


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • * GEC Social Science Requirement (3)
  • < Elective (3)
  • # Computer Applications Course+ (3)
  • * GEC Science Requirement (3)
  • < Elective (3)
Semester Hours: 15

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • # Social Research in BSS+ (3)
  • # Social/Public Policy Course+ (3)
  • % Concentration (3)
  • % Concentration (3)
  • < Elective (3)
Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • % Concentration (3)
  • % Concentration (3)
  • # Statistics in BSS+ (3)
  • < Elective (3)
  • < Elective (3)
Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Hours: 12

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120


  • * GEC General Education Curriculum - 39 Credit Hours
  • # BSS Required Major Core Courses - 30 Credit Hours
  • + See Approved Substitution List
  • % Concentration - 24 Credit Hours
  • < General Electives - 27 Credit Hours

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