BA, Social Science

Requirements of the Major (45 units)

In the course listings below, click on the course number to view the course description in the SJSU Catalog. GE areas are shown in parentheses. See GE Course Attributes in the SJSU Catalog for definitions of codes.

Lower Division (15 units)

Complete three courses from:

Complete one course from:

  • ECON 001A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ECON 001B: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (D1)

Complete one course from:

Upper Division (30 units)

Core Social Science Courses (9 units)

  • SOCS 177: Sociology of Education
  • SOCS 193: Women and Minorities in the Social Sciences
  • SOCS 195: Theory and Practice in the Social Sciences

Area Specialization (21 units)

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 handouts for approved clusters of electives.


Transfer Credit & Articulation


  • See the SJSU Catalog entry for complete degree information on the BA in Social Science. Requirements of the major are only part of the requirements for graduation, as briefly summarized here:
Requirements of the Major (as above) 45 units
General Education Requirements 45 units
Physical Education 2 units
University Electives 28 units
Total 120 units
  • You should keep track of the cumulative number of units you have earned. Check your transcript on MYSJSU.