Social Sciences (B.S.) - Resident

Social Sciences (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
ECON 213Principles of Microeconomics 13
GEOG 200Introduction to Geography 13
HIUS 221Survey of American History I 13
Total Hours9

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
Geography Elective 13
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise3
Government Elective 23
HIUS 222Survey of American History II3
HIUS 330Christianity in America3
HIUS 360History of American Entrepreneurship3
HIST 300Historical Methodology3
HIST 491Senior Capstone Seminar3
History Elective 33
History Elective 33
Social Sciences Elective 43
Social Sciences Elective 43
Total Hours36

Choose a 300-400 level GEOG course not already required in the major


Choose a 300-400 level GOVT course not already required in the major


Choose any 300-400 level HIEU, HIST, HIUS, or HIWD course not already required in the major


Choose a 300-400 level Geography, Government, Economics, History, or Military Science course

Free Electives
Choose 28-40 credit hours of Free Electives28-40
Total Hours28-40

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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