College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences

4-Year Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman - Fall

Freshman - Spring

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

COM 119

Interpersonal Communication and Leadership Skills

3

COM 120

Public Speaking

3

SPA 131

FRE 131

Functional Elementary Spanish I

Functional Elementary French I

4

HIS 181

World Civilizations I

3

SSC 100

An Introduction to the Social Sciences:  A Caribbean Focus

3

SCI 100

The Natural World:  The Caribbean

3

MAT 140

College Algebra with Applications

3

MAT 235

MAT 143

MAT 232

Introductory Statistics with Applications

Precalculus Algebra

Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

4

FDS 100

Freshman Development Seminar

1

ANT 225

Introduction to Cultural and Physical Anthropology

3

PE

Physical Education and Health

0.5

PE

Physical Education and Health

0.5

Total Credits

15.5

Total Credits

16.5

Sophomore - Fall

Sophomore - Spring

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

The English Proficiency Exam (EPE) should be taking during the sophomore year

ENG 120

English Composition

3

ENG 120

Research and Applied Writing

3

POL 120

Introduction to Political Science

3

SCI 200

Changes in the Natural World

3

PLS 200

Self-Management: Wellness and Risk

2

SPA 231

FRE 231

Intermediate Spanish

Intermediate French

3

HIS 182

World Civilizations II

3

PSY 120

General Psychology

3

SPA 132

FRE 132

Functional Elementary Spanish II

Functional Elementary French II

4

HUM 115

Introduction to Humanities

3

 

PE

Physical Education and Health

0.5

Total Credits

14.0

Total Credits

15.5

Junior - Fall

Junior - Spring

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

SSC 327

Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences I

4

SSC 328

Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences II

4

SCI 301

Application of Principles from the Natural World

3

ECO 221

Introduction to Macro-Economics

3

GOG 121

GOG 122

Physical Geography

Cultural Geography

3

PSY 120

General Psychology

3

ENG 261

World Literature I

3

PHI 200

Critical Thinking

3

SSC

Elective

3

POL 351

POL 352

Comparative Government

International Politics

3

 

ENG 262

World Literature II

3

Total Credits

16.0

Total Credits

16.0

Senior - Fall

Senior - Spring

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

SSC 497*

Social Sciences Senior Seminar I

1

SSC 498*

Social Sciences Senior SeminarII

1

SOC 121

Introduction to Sociology

3

GEO 232

Geography of the Caribbean

3

HIS 342

History of the Virgin Islands

3

HIS 320

History of the United States

3

HIS 341

Caribbean History

3

CAR 465

or

HIS 330

Selected Topics

or

United States – Caribbean Relations

3

POL 151

POL 340

POL 351

POL 352

American Government

Caribbean Government and Politics

Comparative Government

International Politics

3

SOC 124

SOC 345

SOC 381

Social Problems

Race and Ethnic Relations

Contemporary Caribbean Society

3

ECO 222

or

PSY 223

Introduction to Micro-Economics

or

Social Psychology

3

Elective

3

Total Credits

16.0

Total  Credits

16.0

 

Students may take either PLS (2cr.) or 4 semesters of PE (2cr.) 

*These courses have to be taken in the semesters indicated