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Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department

BA - Social Science

Students may choose an interdisciplinary BA - Social Science with a topical area of specialization.

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements45
Of the 51 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Requirement of the Major45
Lower Division15
Complete three courses from:
ANTH 011. Cultural AnthropologyD13
GEOG 010. Cultural GeographyD13
POLS 002. Introduction to Comparative PoliticsD23
PSYC 001. General PsychologyD13
SOCI 001. Introduction to SociologyD13
Complete one course from:
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
Complete one course from:
HIST 010A. Western CivilizationD23
HIST 010B. Western CivilizationD23
Upper Division30
Core Social Science Courses9
SOCS 177. Sociology of Education3
SOCS 193. Women and Minorities in the Social Sciences3
SOCS 195. Theory and Practice in the Social Sciences3
Area Specialization21
Select one of the following areas: Asian American Studies; Comparative Studies in Race/Ethnicity, Class and Gender; Public Service and Societal Change and Women's Studies. See department for approved clusters of electives.
Specializations are a cluster of courses used by departments for advising purposes. Specializations will not appear on transcripts or diplomas. Please see advisor for more details.
University Electives28

Total Units:120