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Social Science Program College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

About Social Science

Program Overview

The aim of the Social Science Program is directed towards the single subject Social Science teacher credential. However, the program also provides an opportunity for students to build on the foundation of their general education and become familiar with several areas in the Social Sciences.

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Career Paths & Advising

Some career paths students have gone into are public service for the State, law enforcement, school administrator, management, counseling, and personnel recruiter. Non-credential students need not complete the professional education program, and elective courses may be taken to complete the 120 unit Bachelor of Arts degree.

Students should seek advising at least ONCE EVERY semester until they graduate.

Continuing students: Schedule an advising appointment. See directions below.

Prospective Social Science students: Email all unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to Dr. Timothy Fong

Directions for current students to making an advising appointment.

1. Go to using Chrome/Firefox as the browser, login with SacState credentials

2. Click on the blue Assistance button on the top right side

3. Choose: Advising, Social Science Advising twice, then the Next button on the bottom right

4. Choose: Social Science Advising Center. We suggest leaving staff member blank then click the Next button on the bottom right

5. Blue appointment times mean available, gray means the days and time slots are taken by other students

6. Select the time that works with your schedule

7. Leave notes for your advisor and select “send me a text” and check the pre-populated number before hitting the blue Confirm button on the bottom right

Annual Assessment & Roadmaps

The Social Science Learning Objectives help students know what is expected from their coursework.

AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) VALUE rubrics:
The rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome, with performance descriptors demonstrating progressively more sophisticated levels of attainment. The rubrics are intended for institutional-level use in evaluating and discussing student learning, not for grading. The core expectations articulated in all 16 of the VALUE rubrics can and should be translated into the language of individual campuses, disciplines, and even courses. The utility of the VALUE rubrics is to position learning at all undergraduate levels within a basic framework of expectations such that evidence of learning can by shared nationally through a common dialog and understanding of student success. Click here for the rubrics.


The Social Science Roadmaps provides a pathway to help students complete the degree quickly and efficiently.

4 Year Bachelor's | 4 Year Bachelor's + Pre-credential Courses

Bachelor's for Transfer Student | Bachelor's for Transfer Student + Pre-credential Courses

Campus Services

Find Us

Social Science Office
Lassen Hall, Room 2008
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-6342

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