Academics

Broad Field Social Sciences Major

A major in broad field social sciences consists of at least 56 credits and must include a 36-credit core major in either history or psychology along with at least 20 additional credits in two other social science disciplines.

Broad Field Social Sciences Teaching Major

A teaching major in broad field social sciences enables the student to teach a variety of social science disciplines at the middle and secondary levels. The teaching major consists of a 36-credit major in history or psychology along with at least 20 credits in at least two other social science disciplines.

Broad Field Social Sciences Teaching Minor

A teaching minor in social studies is available for students seeking teacher certification at the elementary/middle school level (grades 1-9). The teaching minor enables students to teach in a variety of social science areas at the middle school level. It consists of a total of 24 credits taken in history, geography, economics, anthropology, sociology, and psychology.

Effective in July, 1994, persons with a broad field social science major may be issued a license in any social science subject area in which they have completed at least 15 credits. Students interested in pursuing a broad field social science teaching major or minor should consult the director of teacher education.