The School of Social Sciences is committed to producing graduates who are grounded in the finest traditions of the liberal arts of which the social sciences are a primary component. The School prepares students to understand themselves and others within regional and global contexts that are shaped by the African-American commitment to social justice and community empowerment. Each major in the School strives to teach students critical thinking and writing skills, and the latest research-based practices to successfully compete in graduate school or the workplace.
Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
Completion of all program requirements as specified in the indicated curricula, including a grade of “C” or better in all required major and minor coursework. Students must earn at least the minimum passing grade as described in the University Catalog or General Education Core, which requires students to earn a “C” or better to satisfy the English Core requirement.
Academic, leadership and discipline honor societies and clubs:
- Alpha Beta Theta Chapter (provides an education in social responsibility and participatory citizenship)
- Criminal Justice Club (open to all students and faculty interested in the pursuit of criminal justice knowledge)
- Kenneth B. Clark Psychological Club (open to all students and faculty interested in the pursuit of psychological knowledge)
- Louisiana Iota Chapter Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
- Pi Gamma Mu (International Honor Society in Social Science)
- Psi Chi Honor Society, the national honor society in psychology
- Psychology Peer Educators
- 3-2 Bachelor’s-Master’s Degree program in Psychology and Urban Studies