Sep 28, 2022
The combined B.A. / M.A. degree program allows students to earn a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences in a total of 5 years. Up to nine (9) semester credit hours of graduate electives at the 7000 level may be double-counted and applied to both the B.A. and M.A. degree requirements.
To participate in the combined-degree program, students must meet the following qualifications:
- Senior standing for the semester they start the combined-degree program.
- 3.2 or better cumulative grade point average on all undergraduate work
- Undergraduate advisor’s approval, and
- A recommendation from the ABS program to be accepted in the program
At the end of their junior year, students who wish to pursue a five-year combined B.A. /M.A. degree should submit to the Graduate School an application for the combined degree program. Additionally, required documents include: (1) a WSU transcript; (2) A program of study approved by both the undergraduate advisor and ABS program director.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major social institutions (family, education, moral order, political and economic orders)
- Demonstrate knowledge of the socialization process (social psychology)
- Demonstrate knowledge of the role individuals play within organizations such as work, community, political and urban areas and change within these organizations (social organizations)
- Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical formulations that serve as the foundation of the major (classical and contemporary theory)
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic fundamentals of social statistics and methodology
- Demonstrate graduate level knowledge concerning computer based statistical processing software
- Demonstrate graduate level quantitative and qualitative skills as appropriate to the study of criminal justice and social problems.
- Demonstrate formal graduate level writing skills appropriate for the creation of graduate theses/projects and the production of research articles.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the differential norms, rigor, and foci related to graduate-level work in the social sciences.
- Learn to utilize their skills in the creation and administration of applied programs in both public and private agencies.
I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours
Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours
Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours
Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours
Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours
Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours
Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours
Elective Courses: 6 Hours
II. Departmental Requirements: 36 Hours
Required Sociology Courses:
Area 1: 3 Hours
(Choose 1 course)
Area 2: 6 Hours
(Choose 2 courses)
Area 3: 3 Hours
(Choose 1 course)
Sociology Electives: 15 Hours
III. Related Requirements: 9 Hours
- Related Social Science Courses
- 3 3000+ level courses in a single social science discipline other than Sociology
IV. College Requirements: 18 Hours
Foreign Language: 12 Hours
Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language:
Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.
V. B.A. - M.A. Dual Credit Electives: 9 Hours
VI. Required M.A. Courses: 21 Hours