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B.S. Social Sciences

Chart your unique career path with a social science degree

Social science professionals are effective communicators, team players, critical thinkers, and problem solvers who can apply research and theory to understand a variety of societal issues. Since it takes a unique skill set to excel in the social sciences, we’ve designed our major to be highly customizable and multidisciplinary so you have the necessary skills to meet your specific career goals.

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Program Overview

Finish your degree faster by transferring previously earned credits

In Franklin’s transfer-friendly Social Sciences degree program, you can transfer up to 2/3 of your degree requirements, including previous coursework in anthropology, archaeology, criminal justice, criminology, cultural resource management, decision science, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science, psychology, sociology, or other related social science field.

By transferring social science credits you’ve already earned to Franklin, you’ll be able to finish your bachelor’s degree faster and at a lower cost.

Personalize your studies to achieve your career aspirations

A unique benefit of the program is that you are not tied to one specific social science discipline. Instead, our curriculum is designed to allow you to choose courses from a variety of social science areas, including anthropology, applied psychology, business economics, criminal justice administration, or sociology. As a result, you’ll gain knowledge and skills that are specific to your own career goals.

Learn the tools and methods to understand societal issues

As a student in our Social Sciences major, you will have the opportunity to explore relevant research methods and analysis techniques in pursuit of cause-and-effect relationships within society. You’ll focus on applying the scientific method to human behavior in order to improve society – from individuals, to small groups, at cultural and societal levels, cross-culturally and even looking at the entire world population.

Depending on the social science courses you take, key areas covered could include case study research, comparative research, content analysis, cost-benefit analysis, demographic analysis, historical research, predictive modeling, secondary data analysis, social assessment, social network analysis, and surveys.

Be a strong contender in the job market or in graduate school

The curriculum in our Social Sciences program provides you with a core set of skills that are valuable to employers in virtually any industry. You’ll improve your ability to function and communicate as part of team, think critically, and solve problems. This degree is also a strong fit for students striving to balance the strong interpersonal skills necessary for a service-oriented career with qualitative abilities and an enthusiasm for research.

Additionally, the Social Sciences major is well-suited for students interested in research, analysis, human resources, and other social science fields, as well as careers in military service and law enforcement.  

Thinking about graduate school? The analytical and research-oriented aspect of the courses offered in this program also make it a strong choice if you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree.

Tailor your capstone to your interests and career direction

The capstone course taken at the conclusion of your Social Sciences studies provides the ultimate level of customization and offers you a unique opportunity to apply your education in a true-to-life social science exercise. Not only will you showcase your learnings to date, but you’ll decide whether to complete your final project using a theoretical or applied approach.

By choosing the theoretical approach, you’ll develop a multidisciplinary strategy intended to better society. Opt for the applied approach, and you will complete an intervention within a social service setting to further the mission of that organization.

Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults

Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.

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How Social Sciences Works

Tailor your educational path to your interests by building a unique combination of skillsets that demonstrate a broad professional range and proven problem-solving abilities.

  1. During your capstone, you'll apply what you learned to a true-to-life social science exercise using a theoretical or applied approach.
  2. Customize your path by choosing courses from a variety of areas, including anthropology, applied psychology, business economics, criminal justice administration, or sociology.
  3. Establish a core set of skills that are valuable to employers in virtually any industry and can seamlessly translate into the specific discipline areas you choose.
  4. As with all Franklin majors, general education courses set the foundation for future learning.

Increase your employability with the Social Sciences program

The average person changes jobs 10 times in his or her career* and taking courses from different social science disciplines will broaden your skillset.


*According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Curriculum & Course Descriptions

120 Semester Hours
Fundamental General Education Core (24 hours)
English Composition

Choose a minimum of 3 semester hours from:

WRIT 120 - COLLEGE WRITING (4)
In this course, students acquire the writing competence necessary for conducting and presenting research. A variety of assignments, beginning with personal reflections, build upon one another, as students develop ideas that respond to, critique, and synthesize the positions of others. Students systematize and organize knowledge in ways that will help them in all of their courses. The course also emphasizes the elements of good writing style, appropriate grammar and mechanics, clarity of language, and logical and cohesive development. It culminates in submission of a documented research paper.

*If the course does not have a research paper component, WRIT 130 Research Paper, two semester credits, is also required.

Mathematics

Choose a minimum of three semester hours from:

MATH 215 - STATISTICAL CONCEPTS (4)
This course introduces the student to statistics with business applications. The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics included are: measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; graphical displays of data; linear regression; basic probability concepts; binomial and normal probability distributions; confidence intervals; and hypothesis testing. These topics will be covered using a basic knowledge of algebra and Microsoft Excel. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.

Choose either MATH 115 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 150 Fundamental Algebra as the prerequisite. Either course can count as a general education or University elective.

*At least one mathematics or statistics course beyond the level of intermediate algebra.

Sciences

Choose a minimum of 6 semester hours from:

SCIE 210 - UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE: PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE, & THEORY (2)
Understanding Science: Principles, Practice & Theory is a two credit hour course that introduces students to the major themes, processes, and methods common to all scientific disciplines. Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to analyze and evaluate all kinds of phenomena, scientific, pseudoscientific, and other. The focus is on the nature of science so students will develop an understanding of how science works and develop an appreciation for the process by which we gain scientific knowledge.
SCIE 211 - INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS & REASONING (4)
Introduction to Scientific Analysis and Reasoning is a four credit hour course consisting of three credit hours of lecture and one credit hour of laboratory. This course is an introduction to critical thinking on statistical and scientific claims. The student will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to analyze and evaluate popular sources of (mis)information and to better understand and evaluate all sorts of scientific claims and arguments. The focus of the course is on students developing thoughtful and critical use of scientific information and research to be able to separate truth from deception and make decisions that affect their personal lives and roles as informed and engaged citizens.

*Two science courses, with one having a laboratory component.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose a minimum of 6 semester hours from:

PSYC 110 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (4)
A survey of the various fields of study comprising modern scientific psychology. The course examines the theories, research findings, and applications in each of the major areas of psychology, with the goal of providing students with practice information they can apply to their personal and professional lives. The topic areas covered in the course include learning and memory, motivation and emotion, human development, theories of personality, psychopathology, and social behavior. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.
  • Choose an additional course from the Anthropology, Economics, or Sociology discipline.

*The six semester hours must come from at least two different disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Choose a minimum of 6 semester hours from:

HUMN 210 - INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC & CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS (2)
The goal of this course is to help you improve as a critical, logical thinker. You will be introduced to the art of formulating and assessing arguments according to the standards of logical thinking and critical analysis. You will discover how to apply these valuable skills to your studies and everyday life, learning how to overcome obstacles to critical thinking, and how to avoid being deceived by means of misleading reasoning.
HUMN 211 - INTRO TO ETHICAL ANALYSIS AND REASONING (2)
The goal of this course is to help you improve your ethical analysis and reasoning skills. You will be introduced to the art of formulating and assessing ethical arguments according to the standards of logical thinking and critical analysis. In this course, you will discover how to apply the following questions to your job and everyday life. Why do we need ethics if we have laws to govern our behavior' Does the majority view determine what is ethical and what is not' Are feelings, desires, and preferences reliable ethical guides' Is it ever appropriate to criticize another individual's (or culture's) ethical judgment' Are people always responsible for their actions' Do human beings have a natural tendency to good, a natural tendency to evil' both' neither' Is there a single moral code that is binding on all people, at all times, and in all places'
  • Choose additional coursework from the Humanities discipline.

Additional General Education Requirements (12 hours)
COMM 107 - INTRODUCTION TO WEB PRESENTATION & PUBLISHING (1)
This course is an introduction to the use of Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) for creating Web sites. It will provide students with the basic knowledge required to design, build, and maintain an informational Web site.
OR COMM 205 - COMMUNICATION DESIGN (1)
This course orients students to effective communication through intelligent visual design. Students will gain insights about select communication theories and an overview of the discipline. Course assignments will provide hands-on learning opportunities, including creating a brochure and an event web-page or similar deliverable using current design software. Finished products from the course will be part of the student's e-portfolio.
COMP 106 - INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS (1)
This course focuses on using spreadsheets to solve business applications.
PF 321 - LEARNING STRATEGIES (2)
This course prepares students to be successful lifelong learners both academically and in their chosen careers. Franklin courses require a high level of self-directed learning and focus on skills required in the workplace and the classroom that are easily transferable between the two environments. The course includes strategies for advancing communication skills, including the use of electronic tools to participate in virtual environments. The assignments and activities in the course are created to closely simulate teamwork found in the workplace.
COMM 150 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (4)
By using applied critical and creative thinking, students in this course will develop a set of communication skills that will enhance their personal and professional relationships and endeavors. This course will focus on skill development in key areas such as self, perception, listening, verbal messages, conversations, relationships, conflict management, persuasion, and public speaking. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.
OR SPCH 100 - SPEECH COMMUNICATION (4)
A basic public speaking course intended to improve the student's ability to think critically and to communicate orally. Theory and practice are provided in various speaking situations. Each student is required to speak before an audience, but class work also involves reading, gathering and organizing information, writing and listening.
WRIT 220 - RESEARCH WRITING: EXPLORING PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES (4)
This is an intermediate course focusing on the composition of research papers. Students in this course prepare to be active participants in professional discourse communities by examining and practicing the writing conventions associated with their own fields of study and work. By calling attention to the conventions of disciplinary writing, the course also prepares students for upper-division college writing and the special conventions of advanced academic discourse. Course activities include three extended research papers, semi-formal writing addressing interdisciplinary communication, and readings fostering critical engagement with disciplinary conversations.
University Electives (32 hours)

Any undergraduate courses offered by the University except developmental education courses.

Major Area (24 hours)
COMM 335 - COMMUNICATION IN GROUPS AND TEAMS (4)
The course examines current theories and best practices of working collaboratively in professional contexts. Students apply these concepts to analyze their own work experience, generating strategies for how to improve their performance in work groups. Students will learn basic project management skills and work in online virtual teams to complete a final communication project.
WRIT 220 - RESEARCH WRITING: EXPLORING PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES (4)
This is an intermediate course focusing on the composition of research papers. Students in this course prepare to be active participants in professional discourse communities by examining and practicing the writing conventions associated with their own fields of study and work. By calling attention to the conventions of disciplinary writing, the course also prepares students for upper-division college writing and the special conventions of advanced academic discourse. Course activities include three extended research papers, semi-formal writing addressing interdisciplinary communication, and readings fostering critical engagement with disciplinary conversations.
OR WRIT 320 - BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WRITING (4)
This is an advanced composition course that focuses on writing for business and professional purposes. Students will review the writing conventions commonly expected within business and professional environments, as well as strategies for analyzing rhetorical situations within those environments. Coursework includes analysis, revision, and research exercises, as well as substantial practice in composing business correspondence. The final project is an extensive, researched business proposal developed in stages and presented to the class. Students will be encouraged to relate course materials to their major programs and workplace experiences.
SOCL 335 - APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS (4)
Applied Research Methods introduces students to foundational issues of social scientific research - that is, research entailing the application of the scientific method to the study of human behavior. Students will examine the strengths and weaknesses of major quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques as well as the processes involved in planning and executing such projects and the standards of evaluating the quality of data.
HUMN 345 - PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (4)
The goal of this course is to help students sharpen their critical thinking skills by covering key principles of knowledge, reasoning, and evidence. Students will be introduced to the characteristics, methodology, and limitations of science in contrast to other alleged sources of knowledge like faith, intuition, mysticism, perception, introspection, memory, and reason. Students will discover how to apply these valuable principles to their studies and to everyday life, learning how to overcome obstacles to critical thinking and how to avoid being deceived by means of bogus sciences and extraordinary claims.
IDST 301 - CREATIVE THINKING (4)
Creativity is neither magical nor bestowed upon us as some kind of genetic gift. As choreographer Twyla Tharp reminds us, the romanticized version of the gift of creative genius, as depicted in the movie Amadeus, is hogwash. She reminds us, "There are no 'natural' geniuses. No one worked harder than Mozart. By the time he was twenty-eight years old, his hands were deformed because of all of the hours he had spent practicing, performing, and gripping a quill pen to compose." This course considers creativity as a muscle that must be exercised, not as a gift, and it provides concrete exercises, as well as neurological research, the HBDI Innovation Model, in addition to various philosophies of creativity to encourage creative problem solving and creative thinking.
SOSC 495 - APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIAL SCIENCE PRACT (4)
This course provides a culminating, integrative experience for all Applied Psychology and Social Sciences majors. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes associated with the major. Students will self-select a capstone project that can be completed within the duration of the course that will provide evidence of their subject matter learning as well as provide a benefit to themselves and a participating organization.
Major Electives (28 hours)

Courses selected must be from at least two social and behavioral science disciplines. Courses available at Franklin University:

Anthropology
ANTH 215 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (4)
This course exposes students to the principles, concepts, research methods, and applications of cultural anthropology. Students will be introduced to the wide range of variation in social and institutional arrangements found historically and cross-culturally. From language to gender roles, from bases of social stratification to causes and consequences of conformity, from the simpler life in foraging societies to the seeming-chaos in modern post-industrial societies: students will examine the enormous variation in solutions to the requisites of social life.
ANTH 480 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-4)
A variable content classroom course in anthropology in which students pursue topics or subjects of current interest that are not part of the regular curriculum. A specific course description will be published online in the Course Schedule for the trimester the course is offered.
Criminal Justice
CJAD 210 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION (4)
This is an introductory course designed to expose students to the various Major elements of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections). Students will learn about the ways in which the various systems interact, the processing of offenders, the various forms of punishment and the alternatives to punishment. The future of the criminal justice system will also be discussed.
CJAD 240 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY (4)
This course will focus on theories of crime and types of offending. Topics related the causation, control and prevention of criminal behavior will be addressed in this course.
CJAD 310 - COURTS AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (4)
This course addresses the requirements for processing criminal offenders through the court system. Topics include structure of the court system in the U.S., evidentiary standards, constitutional protections, the role and importance of case law, and the role of the prosecutor and defense attorney in the courts.
CJAD 315 - POLICING IN AMERICA (4)
This course will provide the student with an overview of the philosophy and history of policing in America. Students will learn about personnel and management issues related to policing. Students will also be exposed to topics including police discretion, police use of force, civil liability, police culture, and the impact of the war on terrorism on police operations and practices.
CJAD 320 - CORRECTIONS IN AMERICA (4)
This course considers contemporary corrections in America. This course will include a review of recent corrections-related research and a discussion of the role corrections plays in the criminal justice system. Topics covered will include a historical overview of corrections in America, alternatives to incarceration, types and functions of various prison systems in corrections, and various categories of inmates within the corrections system.
CJAD 330 - JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY (4)
This course will address the history of the U.S. juvenile justice system and the nature and extent of youth crime. It will focus on the correlates and theoretical perspectives used to explain juvenile delinquency all within a framework of current research and strategies used to prevent, treat, and control youth crime. Students will analyze and apply these concepts to the structure within which juveniles are taken into custody, treated, processed, rehabilitated or punished in an integrated and collaborative environment. Finally, students will examine basic criminal justice research methods and the role of science and inquiry in criminal justice.
CJAD 415 - CONTEMPORARY POLICING STRATEGIES AND ISSUES (4)
Students will review contemporary policing strategies to include: Community policing, Problem Oriented Policing and other strategies related to crime prevention and crime reduction. Students will also be exposed to current issues related to both the internal and external environments of police agencies. Issues related to police deviance and ethical issues will also be addressed.
CJAD 425 - PROBATION AND PAROLE (4)
This course addresses the role of probation, parole and community corrections in the U.S. corrections system. Topics include management and supervision of a full range of intermediate alternatives to prison and jail including pretrial release, diversion, economic sanctions, probation, residential supervision, and other unique alternatives. Philosophies and theories of offender treatment and punishment will be analyzed within the context and application of public policy. Parole will be examined and various programs will be compared and contrasted in light of best evidence and economic policies in the U.S. A particular focus will be paid to successful reentry and wraparound programming. Risk assessment will be integrated throughout as a contemporary and data-driven means of individualized rehabilitative and treatment models that seek to lower recidivism and improve public safety.
CJAD 430 - JUVENILE CORRECTIONS (4)
This course will present students with an introduction and history of juvenile corrections. More in-depth coverage will focus on contemporary sentencing and correctional strategies including alternative sanctions. Students will be exposed to treatment and rehabilitative programmatic trends both inside and outside secure institutions. Additional topics will include correctional staff training, risk assessment, and evaluative studies both quantitative and qualitative.
CJAD 440 - SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR (4)
Students will become familiar with the various theories of deviant behavior and discuss deviance in terms of both criminal and non-criminal behavior. Topics covered in this course will include types of deviance, deviance and crime, stigma, physical disabilities, mental disorders, and recent forms of deviance.
CJAD 450 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (4)
This course will examine the basic concepts of management and administration as applied to agencies in the criminal justice system. Emphasis will be placed on issues related to the effective management and administration of criminal justice agencies. Topics covered will include environmental influence; conflict, power, and ethical issues; motivation, leadership, and communication. The concept of the service quality approach will also be considered.
CJAD 455 - ETHICS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (4)
This course will address the topics of ethical and moral values as they pertain to the criminal justice system. Topics covered will include ethics and the police, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, the purpose of punishment, ethics in corrections, and the ethics of criminal justice policy making.
CJAD 480 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION (1-4)
A variable content classroom course in Criminal Justice Administration in which students pursue topics or subjects of current interest that are not part of the regular curriculum. A specific course description will be published online in the Course Schedule for the trimester the course is offered.
Economics
ECON 210 - INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS (4)
An introduction to economic theory involving the examination of how decision making by firms and individuals is shaped by economic forces. Emphasis is placed on demand, supply, market equilibrium analysis, and basic market structure models. The invisible hand as the driving force for economic decisions as well as market externalities are discussed. The class concentrates on providing a balanced approach to studying economic agents' behavior and the global implications and outcomes.
ECON 220 - INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS (4)
An introduction to economic theory involving the basic underlying causes and principles of the operation of an economic system. Emphasis is placed on studying the economy as a whole. Issues of inflation, unemployment, taxation, business cycles and growth are discussed in the context of the global economic system.
ECON 321 - INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (4)
This course provides a further examination of profit maximizing strategies by firms and individuals. Evaluation of consumer behavior, firms' production decisions, and market power are at the core of the analysis. Special attention is given to the asymmetric information considerations, game theory, and externalities.
ECON 322 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (4)
This course examines the differences between the economy in the short run and in the long run. A number of macroeconomic models are considered, and the results are used to conduct macroeconomic policy discussion on stabilization policies and government debt.
ECON 420 - FORECASTING (4)
This course provides a hands-on experience for creating working econometric models to forecast business activities, including revenues, costs, and profits. Trends, seasonal and cyclical fluctuations, as well as error term dynamics, are analyzed.
ECON 450 - HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (4)
This course provides a broad introduction to the development of economic thought through time. The ideas and concepts are considered in their historical perspective. Contributions by leading economists, emergence of a variety of schools of economic thought, their relevance to the current economic problems constitute the core of the analysis.
ECON 480 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS (1-4)
A variable content classroom course in Economics in which students pursue topics or subjects of current interest that are not part of the regular curriculum. A specific course description will be published online in the Course Schedule for the trimester the course is offered.
Psychology
PSYC 204 - PRINCIPLES OF MOTIVATION (4)
This course is a systematic study of various theories and approaches to work motivation, with assessments of the research and practice evidence supporting their scientific validity and applicability to the work environment. Students will explore factors that contribute to motivation and strategies that today's manager can use to become a successful motivator.
PSYC 310 - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (4)
This psychology based course provides evidenced-based information and application strategies for improving personal and professional adjustment and effectiveness. The purpose of this course is to enable students to address and utilize more of their inherent potential. Students will use a self-coaching model to apply principles and methods taken from a variety of current sources, i.e. emotional and social intelligence, multiple intelligences, and positive psychology and executive coaching. The primary course outcome will be a plan for effecting improved adjustment and performance in students' personal and professional lives.
PSYC 315 - APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY: THEORY TO PRACTICE (4)
This course is an exploration of the expanding field of Applied Psychology. The framework of inquiry incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the current state of the field and its career possibilities. The principal focus is on applying scientific and humanistic perspectives derived from psychology to individual, social, and institutional opportunities. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.
PSYC 325 - COACHING IN ORGANIZATIONS (4)
This course is designed to introduce students to the use of coaching skills for improving the adjustment and performance of individuals in an organizational setting. Topics to be covered include: the scope of coaching practice, optimal practitioner characteristics, benefits for coaches, related organizational dynamics, and coaching interventions and resources. This course also includes an emphasis on experimental learning through coaching practice activities.
PSYC 420 - ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN ORGANIZATIONS (4)
This course explores the use of psychological instrumentation as a means for improving individual and organizational performance. The emphasis is on the assessment of strengths and positive psychological functioning. Students will become acquainted with various psychological instruments including their selection, construction, and administration. Additionally, students will gain experience with the interpretation and delivery of instrument results and their translation into individual and organizational improvement interventions.
PSYC 480 - ST: PSYCHOLOGY (1-4)
A variable content classroom course in Psychology in which students pursue topics or subjects of current interest that are not part of the regular curriculum. A specific course description will be published online in the Course Schedule for the trimester the course is offered.
Additional Requirements

All students are required to pass College Writing (WRIT 120), either Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) or Learning Strategies (PF 321) and either Speech Communication (SPCH 100) or Interpersonal Communication (COMM 150) prior to enrolling in any other course at the 200 level or above. Either PF 121 or PF 321 must be taken prior to the first BLF course, or it may be taken concurrently with the first 15-week BLF course. Students who enroll at Franklin with 30 or fewer hours of transfer credit are required to pass Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) in place of Learning Strategies (PF 321). Students must also meet the University algebra competency requirement.

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