Feb 02, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences


Students in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences seek to understand and organize human behavior in a business, economic, and social context. The College promotes scholarship with broad awareness of the individual, cultural, political, and global levels and develops distinctive leaders in industry, higher education, professional and public service. The College includes the Departments of Communication, Health Science, Nursing, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and Youth Development Studies.

All Anthropology, Justice Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology majors, and other nonmajors taking 3000- and 4000-level courses offered by those departments, are required to pay a major and course fee that funds infrastructure and program enhancements associated with these majors. The fees are summarized at http://www.clemson.edu/finance/student-financials/tuition-fees/index.html.

Modern Language Requirement

A number of Clemson University degree programs require the completion of a modern language through a specific course level. Modern languages taught at Clemson University or accepted for transfer credit include American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. While many degree programs accept any of these modern languages for the requirement, certain programs may have specific modern language requirements. Students should consult their program’s curriculum map for details.

Behavioral and Social Science Programs

Bachelor of Arts degrees are offered in Anthropology, Justice Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Bachelor of Science degrees are also offered in Anthropology, Justice Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. These programs are designed to meet the needs of students seeking a broad general education as preparation for intelligent citizenship, commercial and industrial life, government service, research, and teaching. These curricula also provide an excellent background for the study of law, journalism, and medicine.

To achieve depth as well as breadth in the educational experience, students select a major consisting of courses above the sophomore level. Students also choose a minor consisting of additional credit hours. Students should contact their advisor for additional information and approval before pursuing a minor. See Minors  for a list of acceptable minors.

Students in Bachelor of Arts programs who plan to teach in public schools may elect education courses required for certification by the South Carolina State Department of Education. Such courses are to be approved by their own department advisors.

Department of Communication

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

School of Nursing

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Registered Nurse/Bachelor of Science

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Minor

Department of Political Science

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Minor

Department of Psychology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Minor

Department of Public Health Sciences

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Minor

Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies

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