Applied Social Research- Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science

For information contact the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 532 Mosler Hall, 513-785-3207.

Applied Social Research (ASO) involves the analysis, implementation, and communication of quantitative and qualitative social research addressing complex social phenomena. ASO majors gain a broad comparative foundation in the social sciences while learning to design, conduct, interpret, evaluate and present quantitative and qualitative research integral to everyday operations in both public and private sectors. Graduates will be qualified to work as researchers and data analysts in a range of careers including business, marketing, and finance; education; healthcare; local and state government; project evaluation and consulting; and social services. Co-ops, internships, civic engagement, and participation in multiple research projects play a central role in the curriculum. Students develop widely applicable, hands-on research skills that will enhance professional growth and promote the ability to secure sustainable employment.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements26-28
Select all of the following:
Introduction to Applied Social Research
Research Methods
Applied Social Research Methods
Geographic Information Systems
Applied Social Research Methods
Select two of the following:
Peoples of the World
Introduction to Black World Studies
Global Forces, Local Diversity
American Politics and Diversity
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
Sociology in a Global Context
Select 15 credit hours with at least 9 at the 300/400 level:
Applied Anthropology
Ethnographic Field Methods
Race and Ethnic Relations
Database Design and Development
Information Management and Retrieval
Technical Writing
Grant and Proposal Writing
Mapping a Changing World
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Python Programming for ArcGIS
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Psychology Across Cultures
Research Design and Analyses in Psychology I
Research Design and Analyses in Psychology II
American Political System
Medical Sociology
Experiential Learning Requirement4-6
Internship/Independent Study
Total Credit Hours45-49