Degree or Program Details


Secondary Education Social Studies Major

Completion of this major’s required courses, a teaching minor and the professional education sequence leads to certification as a secondary school teacher in social studies.

Students majoring in secondary education social studies must maintain a grade point average of 2.70 or greater with no grade below a “C” in the professional education sequence, the major and/or minors and required cognates combined.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major* 36
Economics 8
Choose two courses from the following: 
Geography 8
History 8
Political Science 8
Choose two courses from the following: 

EC/GC/HS/PS Electives 4
Must be a 300 level course if PS 309 is not taken above. 

Other Required Courses 12

Teaching Minor, Minimum 20-24
Professional Education 33

*Transfer students can complete the major by taking two courses—three semester hours each, minimum—in each of the four required areas. The additional credits comprising the 36 required hours may be accumulated by taking courses in any one or more of the four required areas.