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Online Bachelor's Degree

Social Science

Social Science
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Gain insight on pressing social issues by studying how groups, cultures, organizations, and institutions function in our online social science degree program

With University of Maryland Global Campus's Bachelor of Science in social science program, you'll gain a breadth of knowledge through interdisciplinary study that encompasses perspectives from the fields of anthropology, behavioral sciences, gerontology, psychology, and sociology. You'll also have the opportunity to drill down and focus closely on one of these fields.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 30

  • 6 credits of introductory (100-level) social science coursework, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, ANTH 102)
    • GERO 100
    • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
    • (3 Credits, SOCY 100)
  • (3 Credits, BEHS 210)
  • (3 Credits, BEHS 220)
  • (3 Credits, BEHS 300)
  • (3 Credits, BEHS 495)
  • Upper-level ANTH, BEHS, GERO, PSYC, or SOCY courses (12 credits): Focused study in anthropology, gerontology, psychology, or sociology recommended; see Degree Focus tab

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

Choose from one of these recommended groups of classes or mix and match to align with your career goals and interests.

Anthropology


  • (3 Credits, ANTH 345)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 346)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 350)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 351)

Gerontology

  • GERO 302
  • GERO 311

  • (3 Credits, GERO 427)
  • GERO 320

Psychology


  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 338)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 354)

Sociology


  • (3 Credits, SOCY 313)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 325)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 423)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 350)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, PACE 111S)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
4
(3 Credits, CMST 301)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
Anthropology:
(3 Credits, ANTH 102)
Gerontology: GERO 100
Sociology:
(3 Credits, SOCY 100)
Major
7
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
8
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
General Education: Math; Major
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10
(3 Credits, SOCY 100)
Major
11
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
12
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17
(3 Credits, BEHS 210)
Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19
(3 Credits, BEHS 220)
Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21
(3 Credits, BEHS 300)
Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
Anthropology:
(3 Credits, ANTH 345)
Gerontology: GERO 302
Psychology:
(3 Credits, PSYC 321)
Sociology:
(3 Credits, SOCY 313)
Major
24
(3 Credits, WRTG 391)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
Anthropology:
(3 Credits, ANTH 346)
Gerontology: GERO 311
Psychology:
(3 Credits, PSYC 338)
Sociology:
(3 Credits, SOCY 325)
Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
Anthropology:
(3 Credits, ANTH 350)
Gerontology:
(3 Credits, GERO 427)
Psychology:
(3 Credits, PSYC 351)
Sociology:
(3 Credits, SOCY 423)
Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
Anthropology:
(3 Credits, ANTH 351)
Gerontology: GERO 320
Psychology:
(3 Credits, PSYC 354)
Sociology:
(3 Credits, SOCY 350)
Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 3-credit elective course Elective
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40
(3 Credits, BEHS 495)
Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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