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 Requirements
Select all of the following:
ASO 201Introduction to Applied Social Research3
ASO 301Applied Social Research Methods4
ASO 401Applied Social Research Capstone3
GEO 441Geographic Information Systems3
SOC 262Research Methods3
or PSY 294 Writing and Research Methods in Psychology
STA 261Statistics4
Select two of the following:6-7
Peoples of the World
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Global Forces, Local Diversity
American Political System
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:
Foundations of Cultural Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Database Design and Development
Customer Service & Satisfaction
Sales and Promotions
Consumer Behavior
Technical Writing
Grant and Proposal Writing
Mapping a Changing World
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Python Programming for Geospatial Applications
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Comparative Politics
Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Advanced Topics in Psychological Science
Psychology Across Cultures
Sociology of Gender
Race and Ethnic Relations
Medical Sociology
The Sociology of Mental Disorders
Recommended Experiential Learning
Internship/Independent Study
Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Total Credit Hours41-42