Oct 16, 2019
Total required hours: 128
Current Students: Track your progress using the Degree Audit feature of Self-Service Banner.
I. General Education Requirements
- First Year or Transition Year Seminar (4 hrs)
- Integrative Studies (28 hrs)
- Modern Language (0, 4 or 8 hrs)
- Mathematics (4 hrs)
Note: This major requires
- Health and Physical Education Lifestyles (1 hr)
- Senior Year Experience (4 hrs)
- Writing Intensive Requirement (click the General Education Requirements link below for details)
See for specifics.
II. Major Requirements (40 hrs)
A. Core Courses (all courses required)
Note: A minimum grade of C must be achieved in SOAN 3000 and 4000. If a grade lower than C is earned, the course must be repeated in order to count toward the major.
B. Diversity Requirement (1 course required)
D. Concentration or Elective Area
Choose from any one or more of the options below, but make sure these hours plus the hours in the Core Courses, the Diversity Requirement and the Capstone total 40 hours. Run your degree audit in Self Service Banner to assure the 40 hour requirement has been met.
Global Sociology/Global Anthropology Concentration
Human and Community Service Concentration
Select a sufficient number of courses to reach 40 hours in the major. Typically this will require at least 5 courses, but run your degree audit in Self Service Banner to assure the 40 hour requirement has been met.
III. Residency Requirements
In order to graduate from any university a student should take a significant proportion of the hours for his or her program of study from that university, take a significant proportion of hours in the major from that university, and take a significant proportion of the “signature elements” of that university’s general education requirements.
At Otterbein, at least 48 semester hours of coursework must be taken in Otterbein classes. MATH 0900 cannot be used to help fulfill this requirement. Of these hours:
- at least 12 semester hours must be taken in each of a student’s majors at the 3000 level or above,
- at least 4 semester hours (any level) must be taken in each minor, and
- the INST dyad must be taken at Otterbein.
IV. Required Total Hours for the Degree (128 hrs)
If the coursework taken to fulfill the General Education Requirements and the requirements in your major do not equal 128 hours, select a sufficient number of electives to achieve that total.
V. Minimum GPA Overall and in the Major
A GPA of 2.0 overall as well as in the major must be achieved. To be licensed to teach, a GPA of 2.5 overall must be achieved.
VI. Application for Degree
A prospective graduate must complete an Application for Degree at the Registrar’s Office two terms prior to the term in which the degree is to be completed.