Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Michael D. Pierce, Head

Humanities Building, Room 355

(254) 968-9021

Professors: Curtoys, Guthrie, Koestler,

Pierce, Price, Schmelzer, D. Zelman, P. Zelman

Associate Professors: Atkinson, Clifford, Cross, Cruz, Margolis

Assistant Professors: Davis, Jones, Walton

        The Department of Social Sciences offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with or without certification; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Additionally, the department offers minors in History, Philosophy, and Political Science. On the graduate level, the Master of Arts degree is offered in History and Political Science.

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN HISTORY
  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum 

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

47
 
Courses Required for BA in History
HIST 1013, 1023, 4403, 12 hours advanced HIST   
21
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023   
14
ECO 1013
3
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

BA in History (without certification)

Advanced HIST1

9

POLS 4033, 4043

6

Elective (advanced foreign language recommended)

3

Electives, 15 hours advanced3

27
 
BA in History – Secondary Certification

HIST 3043

3

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906   

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

Elective (advanced foreign language recommended)

3

Electives2

6

Sophomore ENGL  

3
 
BA in History - Secondary Certification (two teaching fields)

HIST 30431

3

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513, Sophomore ENGL

9

Additional teaching field (12 hours advanced)  

24
 
BA in History – Social Studies Composite Certification

HIST 3043 

3

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513 

6

ECO 2013, 2023

6

Advanced foreign language (recommended)

3

Advanced POLS

6

Sophomore ENGL

3

GEOG 1103; 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013, 2023

6
1 See p. 332 for HIST course descriptions.
2 Consult with your academic advisor before selecting electives. Students who cannot prove computer literacy should take CIS 1033.


THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum 

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

47
 
Courses Required for BA in Political Science  
HIST 1013, 1023,   
6
Advanced POLS1
18
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023 
14
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
BA in Political Science (without certification)

Electives2

21

Second major2

24
1 See p. 373 for POLS course descriptions.
2 At least 18 hours of the electives and/or second major must be advanced. Students who cannot prove computer literacy should take CIS 1033.

                                                                           

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum 

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

47
 
Courses Required for BS in Political Science without Certification  
PHIL 10131 
3
HIST 1013, 1023   
6
LANG 1014, 1024 (recommended) or electives 
8
LANG 2013, 2023 (recommended) or electives 
6
Advanced POLS2
18
Electives (at least 18 hours advanced) 
21
Second major (at least 18 hours advanced)
24
 
Courses Required for BS in Political Science with Social Studies Composite Certification
HIST 1013,1 1023     
6
LANG 1014, 1024 (recommended) or electives
8
LANG 2013, 2023 (recommended) or electives 
6
ECO elective
3
Sophomore ENGL   
3
ECO 2013,1 2023
6
GEOG 1103; 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013, 2023
6
Advanced POLS2 
18
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906
18
Advanced LANG (recommended) or elective
3
HIST 3043, 4403
6
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 
6

1May be counted toward core curriculum requirements for social and behavioral sciences.
2See p. 373 for POLS course descriptions.