Jun 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Studies Education/History, BSED

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See requirements leading to teacher certification, titled “3-Step Process for Teacher Education,” in the College of Education and Communications  section of this catalog. To student teach, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their major (social science and history courses). To be licensed to teach, education/history majors must apply for social studies education certification.

Liberal Studies: 43

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:


Fulfilled by required courses in major

Mathematics: 3

Natural Science: Option II

See requirements for Natural Science: Option II of the Liberal Studies Requirements Knowledge Area: Natural Science: One Option in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

College: 36

  • 3 additional credits of MATH 101  level or above (in addition to Liberal Studies MATH) (1)

Major: 29

Controlled Electives: 9

  • One non-Western history course: Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East, or Russia, 300 or 400 level
  • One United States history course at the 300 or 400 level
  • One history course at the 300 or 400 level

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) Students are required to take an additional 3cr of MATH beyond the Liberal Studies requirement for a total of 6cr, all of which must be 101 level or above.

(2) In exceptional cases, the student’s advisor may give special permission to substitute two upper-level courses for one of the foundation courses.

(3) This requirement may be fulfilled by completing the departmental honors program or graduate seminar with a concluding paper.

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