Social and Behavioral Sciences Majors

History

History is a basic discipline in any liberal arts education, with its goal to help students understand the development of the cultures, societies, and ideas that have formed the world we live in. In addition, the study of history provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers, including law, teaching, journalism, and government.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Political Science

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In addition to a general political science degree, students can choose an emphasis in either American Government/Public Administration or International Relations.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Pre-Law

The goal of this interdisciplinary program is to prepare students for admission to law school and for the completion of a law degree. Although law schools have no specific course requirements for admission, there is a certain knowledge base and set of skills that is useful to law students and to attorneys. This program also equips graduates entering the workforce in non-discipline-specific jobs with the kinds of strong critical thinking, communication, and writing skills that employers continue to seek. The pre-law studies degree is anchored in three major disciplines that develop these skills by providing a strong background in history, philosophy, and political science.

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Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Psychology

As part of a liberal arts education, the Psychology major will help students to gain a general knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live. The general goal of the program is to offer students a foundation in the history, principles, and methods of the science of psychology. Specifically, a psychology major at Brescia University has three goals: 1) to provide the student with the opportunity to study the ways in which psychology describes and explains both animal and human behavior; 2) to provide the student the opportunity to learn how psychology is applied; and 3) to provide students contemplating graduate training in psychology a solid undergraduate foundation. These goals are accomplished by the treatment of theory, the application of theory, research methodology in various psychology courses, and the opportunity for first-hand experience in the practical applications of psychological principles in the field.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Social Studies

The social studies degree is an interdisciplinary program dealing with various dimensions of the person. Such a degree provides a broader perspective than can be developed in a single discipline, and/or provides the secondary teacher with competencies in several areas.

Social Studies with Secondary Teacher Certification

This major allows students to obtain Secondary Teacher Certification (grades 8-12) along with an Social Studies major.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours