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Social Science

The social science major combines courses in economics, history, political science, and sociology.

Major in Social Science with Teaching Licensure: 60 credit hours

  • A major in history with teaching licensure (5-12)
  • 15 credit hours in 2 of the following: political science, economics, sociology, or psychology
  • Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Recommended support work

  • GEOG 200 World Regional Geography of the Developed World or GEOG 201 World Regional Geography of the Developing World or GEOG 300 Human & Cultural Geography

Minor in Social Studies with Teaching Licensure (K-8): 24-25 credit hours

  • ECON 200 Economics Foundations (or 3 hours of approved economics course from another institution)
  • GEOG 200 World Regional Geography of the Developed World or GEOG 201 World Regional Geography of the Developing World or GEOG 300 Human Cultural Geography
  • HIST 101 History of the United States to 1877 or HIST 102 History of the United States After 1877
  • HIST 121 The Emergence of Western Civilization or HIST 122 The Revolutions of Western Civilizations
  • PSCN 110 Introduction to American Government or PSPA 320 State and Local Politics
  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology or PSYC 100 General Psychology or PSYC 102 The Science of Psychology
  • Electives from history, sociology, government or economics
  • Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

All Social Science Interdisciplinary Package with Teaching Licensure (5-12):

Upon completion of a teaching major in one of the social science disciplines (history, government, economics or psychology), one can obtain the requirements for all social sciences interdisciplinary endorsement by completing the following:

American history: 9 credit hours

  • HIST 101 History of the United States to 1877
  • HIST 102 History of the United States after 1877
  • Any American history elective, 300 level or above

World history: 9 credit hours

  • HIST 111 World Civilizations I or HIST 121 The Emergence of Western Civilizations
  • HIST 112 World Civilizations II or HIST 122 The Revolutions of Western Civilizations
  • HIST 125 Asian Civilizations

Government: 9 credit hours

  • PSCN 110 Introduction to American Government
  • PSCN 115 Introduction to Politics
  • Any PSCN elective, 300 level or above

Psychology (other than educational psychology): 6 credit hours

  • PSYC 100 General Psychology or PSYC 102 The Science of Psychology
  • Any PSYC elective

Sociology: 6 credit hours

  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Any SOCI elective

Geography: 6 credit hours

  • GEOG 200 World Regional Geography of the Developed World
  • GEOG 201World Regional Geography of the Developing World (or an approved course from another institution)
  • GEOG 300 Human and Cultural Geography (or an approved course from another institution)

Business Economics: 6 credit hours

  • ECON 200 Economics Foundations
  • Any ECON elective (or 6 hours of approved economics courses from another institution)

Note: In order to obtain this endorsement, one must complete the entire all social science endorsement program. If one is not choosing to add the all social science endorsement, one may add other social science endorsements to any social science major by completing 15 credit hours in each discipline area.