Social Sciences Program
Liberal Arts Building 2213
Director: Dr. Robert Rook
The Social Sciences Program is an interdisciplinary major comprising courses from the departments of Economics; Geography and Environmental Planning; History; Political Science; and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice.
The program is designed for those students who do not wish to major in a single discipline, but are interested in a broad education that transcends traditional department boundaries. It is useful for students who plan to enter graduate school for an advanced degree in one of the disciplines of the program; for students who plan to enter professional schools for a degree in law, social service or a phase of law enforcement; or for students who seek a broad background in preparation for employment in business, industry or a government agency. The Secondary Education concentration is designed for students planning to teach social studies at the secondary school level.
A director administers the program, and faculty from the departments of Economics; Geography and Environmental Planning; History; Political Science; and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice advise students majoring in the program. Policies and requirements for the major in Social Sciences are established by an advisory committee composed of representatives from the various disciplines included in the program.
A Bachelor of Arts degree may be earned by adding a foreign language to the course requirements. The language requirement can be met by completing the intermediate courses of a modern foreign language or its equivalent.
Students interested in the Secondary Education concentration of the Social Sciences Major should contact the Social Sciences Program director for more information. All students pursuing this concentration must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program and, upon admission to the program, will be assigned an additional advisor in the Department of Secondary & Middle School Education.
Transfer students in the Social Sciences Program are required to earn a minimum of one-half the total number of units required for the major at Towson University.