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History and Social Sciences

Secondary Education: Social Studies Major

128 Credit Hours
In conjunction with the Department of Education, the Department of History and Social Sciences offers history, sociology, and political science courses to satisfy state-mandated requirements for teacher certification in social studies at the secondary level. Students must complete required general education courses, professional education courses from the Department of Education and three fields of study in Social Studies.

Course work for the major consists a core of social studies plus courses in one primary and two supporting concentrations in three different academic areas.

Social Studies Core
42 credit hours

These courses may also count towards general education requirements and/or part of the social studies concentrations.

Government: 6 hours

History: 9 hours

Geography: 3 hours

Psychology: 6 hours

Sociology: 9 hours

Primary Field
18 credit hours
History, Sociology, Economics, Psychology

Supporting Field
12 credit hours
History, Sociology, Economics, Psychology

Total course work for graduation must be at least 128 semester hours. See Education Department for general education and professional course requirements.