The Option in Multidisciplinary Studies at California State University Chico is a 45-unit major with representative courses from the disciplines within the social sciences and history. Its primary intent is to give students a solid liberal arts grounding in the social sciences. This option also prepares pre-credential students for social science subject matter competency for K-12 education.
The Option in Specialization Studies allows students the flexibility to create a personalized program within the behavioral and social sciences. It is a 45-unit major, which consists of 21 units from a selected primary area of concentration and 15 units from a selected secondary area of concentration. There are 21 areas of concentration (AoC) from which to choose. The AoCs include all of the disciplines found within the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, plus history. Areas of concentration also include area studies, and topical concentrations like career & life planning, environmental studies and family relations.
The Social Science program core consists of three required courses: SOSC 210 Survival Skills for a Digital Age, SOSC 300 Great Books and Ideas in the Social Sciences, and SOSC 495 Capstone Seminar. . The capstone is also the social science required writing proficiency course. Both options are available online to off-campus students. The Option in Specialization Studies, however, is limited to a primary area of concentration in sociology and a secondary concentration in Career and Life Planning.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Field Methods in Ethnography
- Archaeological Site Surveying
- Formal Methods for Anthropology
- Seminar in Communication Research Methods
- Interpretive Approaches to Human Communication Research
- Introduction to Inquiry in Education
- Research and Evaluation in Health
- Archival Research Seminar
- Seminar in Research Methods
- Research and Evaluation Methods
- Social Research Practicum
- 60 months
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- To be admitted to graduate and postbaccalaureate study, a student must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or must have completed an equivalent acceptable to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico.
- Applicants who wish to pursue a master's degree must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units of course work attempted and at least 3.0 in the last 30 units attempted. Applicants for unclassified status, such as qualifying for a teaching credential, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in their last 60 semester units of course work attempted.
International15444 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
National15444 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
In-State9108 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9108 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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