College of Social Sciences
Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Dean
The programs of the College of Social Sciences are united by a shared passion for understanding the richness of human behavior and the complexity of communication among people. We are concerned with societies, cultures, groups, and, above all, individuals. The faculty of the College of Social Sciences is dedicated to educating students to meet the challenges of the future, not merely to live in the present
The Master of Arts degree is offered with majors in Criminology, Psychology, and Sociology. The Master of Urban and Regional Planning and the Master of Public Administration degrees are also offered. We also offer a PhD in Psychology concentrating on the study of Consciousness and Society. Satisfactory scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam are required. Some programs may accept the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Contact the Graduate Studies Associate in the College of Social Sciences for more information.
Two options are offered in the Master degree programs: Plan I (with thesis) and Plan II (Comprehensive exam).
The significance of a thesis or dissertation is as a scholarly or research project that carefully addresses a certain set of ideas, data, or other arguments in a manner approved by directing faculty and written to the highest standards. Dissertations are intended to be an original contribution to the field. An important element that contributes most to the attractiveness and readability of the thesis or dissertation is consistency in format. Consistency means the student establishes a series of conventions or protocols regarding heading sequencing and other aspects of appearance to visually guide readers through the document, thus enabling them to concentrate on the content.
For more information, refer to the "Style" portion of this Guide. Students must submit the thesis or dissertation, with the required Content Pages, for the final formatting review prior to printing copies which will be bound. The student and Faculty Advisor signatures on the Format Review Form indicate that editing and formatting have been reviewed by the student and the committee prior to submitting the required Content Pages to the Format Reviewer for the final format check and approval. The final format check and approval ensures that the required Content Pages adhere to the UWG style requirements. Content is not reviewed for spelling, punctuation, or writing style by the Format Reviewer.
After fee payment is made to the UWG Cashier, the originals of both the Format Review Form and the Binding Order Form, located at the end of this Guide, are submitted by the student to the UWG Library along with the delivery of the appropriate number of copies of their thesis or dissertation for binding. A copy of the Binding Order Form will be submitted by the student, with binding fee payment, to the Cashier’s Office, first floor Aycock Hall. The Graduate Studies Associate in each college will receive a copy of the Format Review Form. The Format Reviewer and the student will each retain a copy of both forms.
For courses on the following topics, see Course Descriptions: Anthropology, Chemistry, Educational Research, Foreign Languages, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Science, P-12 Education, Philosophy, Physics, Science, and Sports Management. For Art Education, see the College of Education section.