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Applied Social Science, B.S. 4-year sequences:
The Applied Social Science degree at UW-Stout is designed to provide graduates with both marketable jobs skills and the flexibility to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of U.S. society. The degree has four major emphases providing students with 1) social science theoretical perspectives, 2) a solid knowledge base in the social sciences and history, 3) the ability to apply critical thinking skills to creatively solve practical problems in the social, economic and political arenas, and 4) strong leadership and interpersonal skills in an increasingly diverse and changing workforce. Having both social science theoretical perspectives and a solid foundation in social science knowledge, students will be able to apply critical and creative thinking skills to successfully problem solve in their future employment fields. Upon completion of their Applied Social Science degree, students will have skills in data collection, evaluation and analysis, presentation, and problem solving.
The program is interdisciplinary and provides breadth of knowledge through coursework in the areas of economics, history, political science, geography, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. It offers depth of knowledge by giving students the opportunity to select a concentration in an area of social science with additional, upper-level courses. It also offers students an opportunity to enhance their broad knowledge in the social sciences through completion of a complementary applied minor or by completing additional applied coursework, in preparation for employment in areas such as environmental analysis, global studies, human resources and other services. Students must receive a minimum grade of 2.0 or “C-“in all Professional Core and Social Science Concentration courses.
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