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ARCHIVED 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science/History, B.A.

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Social Science/History major with Secondary Education Supplemental major: A typical student will need over 120 total credit hours to complete this degree. A broad overview of the social sciences with a specialty in history. This major is intended for students seeking teacher certification in the Social Sciences but is open to all students. Candidates for teacher certification in Social Science are required to pass two content area examinations: one in Social Science and a second in a specialty area. The Social Science/History major prepares students for the general examination in Social Science and the specialty examination in History. Students wanting to prepare for a specialty examination in another social science discipline should consult with the chair of history about the advisability of crafting an individualized major.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see History .

Social Science Coursework (minimum of 21 hours)

History Coursework (minimum of 33 hours)


  • Six credit hours; at least three must be at or above the 200 level


  • Six credit hours in Asian, Latin American, African or Middle Eastern history; coursework must cover at least two areas; at least three hours must be at or above the 200-level


  • Six credit hours at the 300-level

Additional Requirement:

Majors must complete a satisfactory portfolio in history that includes sample course work and a self-evaluation (see department handout).


Students interested in teacher certification must complete the Supplemental Secondary Education major .

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