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Updated 2012-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

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Social Studies

Programs

Social Studies educates students for democracy. An interdisciplinary social science major, it draws from economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

The Bachelor of Science, Teacher Licensure major prepares students for a career at the secondary level and requires a passion for both the subject matter and for teaching. Geography, history, and political science form the "matrix" for social studies education. To increase their employability, students are encouraged to take a second major or minor in a social studies discipline. Students interested in Social Studies as a major or minor should meet as early as possible with the coordinator.

The Bachelor of Arts major prepares students for employment in a broad number of careers. This major offers breadth in background and content combined with applied skills development in the areas of the social sciences.

Career Directions

Business
Civil Service
Education
Journalism
Also: Graduate Study

Preparation

Recommended High School Courses
History
Geography
Government
Economics
Recommended Activities
Teaching Assistant
Speech