Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

Undergraduate Admissions


The Chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department is Dr. Ruth Truss. You may contact Dr. Truss at

Students transferring from Alabama community colleges may complete Areas I-V of the STARS Guide for Social Science and have all of those courses count towards completion of the major.  Transfer students seeking to select courses that most closely match degree programs in Social Science at Montevallo should choose the following Alabama community college course options from Areas I-V of the AGSC Guide.  A maximum of sixty-four hours of credit will transfer from a two-year college.

Area I - Written Composition (6 semester hours)

ENG 101 & 102 - Written Composition I & II


Area II - Humanities and Fine Arts (18 semester hours)

Select at least 3 semester hours in literature from the approved list below (no more than 6 hours of literature in AREA II):

ENG 251 - American Literature I
ENG 252 - American Literature II
ENG 261 - English Literature I
ENG 271 - English Literature II
ENG 271 - World Literature I
ENG 272 - World Literature II

Select either
SPH 106 or SPH 107

Select the remaining semester hours for AREA II from the approved list below. Total hours in AREA II should equal 18 semester hours.
Select at least 3 hours of Fine Art (but not more than 9 hours).
Select at least 3 hours of Humanities (but not more than 9 hours).

FRN 101 - Introductory French I
FRN 102 - Introductory French II
FRN 201 - Intermediate French I
FRN 202 - Intermediate French II
GRN 101 - Introductory German I
GRN 102 - Introductory German II
HUM 130 - Mankind and His Art
MUS 101 - Music Appreciation
PHL 106 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 206 - Ethics and Society
SPA 101 - Introductory Spanish I
SPA 102 - Introductory Spanish II
SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
THR 120 - Theatre Appreciation
THR 126 - Introduction to Theatre


Area III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours)

Select two 4-semester hour science courses from among:

Physical Science

Select MTH 110 – Finite Mathematics or MTH 112 – Precalculus Algebra


Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours)

Select a sequence of History courses from among:

HIS 101-102 – History of Western Civilization I & II
HIS 121-122 – World History I & II

Select SOC 200 – Introduction to Sociology
Select ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics


Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, & Elective Courses (up to 17 hours)

Students should select up to 17 hours from any of the options listed below:

HIS 201 - U.S. History I
HIS 202 -  U.S.History I & II
GEO 100 - World Regional Geography
POL 211 – American National Government

One of the following:
CIS 130 - Introduction to Information Systems
CIS 146 - Microcomputer Applications
CIS 191 - Introduction to Computer Science
HED 221 - Personal Health
HED 222 - Community Health
HED 226 - Wellness
PED 100 - Fundamentals of Fitness

Students seeking a BS degree should select seven 7 additional semester hours of two additional Math/Science electives

Students seeking a B.A. degree should fill the remaining hours working toward completion of the sophomore-level of a foreign language


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