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Kansas State University

Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISS) Degree

K-State Evening

The interdisciplinary social science degree is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. It is part of K-State’s SOCAD-4 (Servicemembers Opportunity College) agreement. SOCAD-4 is a credit-transfer agreement with any military person who has taken 30 credit hours with K-State and has a GPA of 2.0 or better. If the service member leaves the area, he or she may transfer credits back to K-State and get his or her bachelor’s degree from K-State.

Basic Requirements (9 credit hours)
Course Name Credit Hours
Expository Writing I 3
Expository Writing II 3
Public Speaking I 3
Principles of Physical Fitness 0
Humanities – 4 Courses (12 credit hours)
Course Name Credit Hours
Fine arts 3
Philosophy (except logic) 3
Western heritage 3
Literary or rhetorical arts 3
Social Sciences – 4 Courses (12 credit hours) – One course must be upper level.
Course Name Credit Hours
  3
  3
  3
  3
Natural Sciences – 4 Courses (14 credit hours)
Course Name Credit Hours
Life science with a lab 4
Physical science with a lab 4
Life or physical science 3
Course with a prerequisite in the same department 3

Quantitative – select 1, 2, or 3

  1. Three courses (9 credit hours) from mathematics, statistics, computer science, or logic;
  2. One course (3 credit hours) from General Physics I, Quantitative Analysis in Geography, Methods of Social Research, Measure Evaluation Physical Education, or Leisure Studies Research Methods and its level II prerequisite (3);
  3. One level III course (3 credit hours), or two level II courses.
International Studies
Course Name Credit Hours
International Studies Overlay 3

Social Science Courses

Social science fields from which courses may be selected are:

  • anthropology
  • economics
  • geography
  • history
  • political science
  • psychology
  • sociology

A total of 36 credit hours must be completed with at least 3 credits being completed in each of four different social science disciplines.

Number Course Name Credit Hours
1.   3
2.   3
3.   3
4.   3
At least 9 credit hours must be completed in one social science discipline.
Number Course Name Credit Hours
1.   3
2.   3
3.   3 (Must be 500-699 level)
At least 15 credit hours must be completed in social science disciplines at the 500-699 level.
Number Course Name Credit Hours
1.   3
2.   3
3.   3
4.   3
5.   3

Research/data

Students must complete at least one course in social science research methods or data analysis. May be selected from:

  • GEOG 700
  • HIST 586
  • POLSC 700
  • STAT 330
  • PSYCH 350
  • SOCIO 520

Additional courses to total 36 credit hours.