Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

    Jul 10, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science (teacher certification), BA

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors, minors, certificates

A Bachelor of Arts with a major in social science and secondary teaching certification prepares you for a career in public or private education.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in social science (teacher certification).

Hours required and general/college requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements, 57 hours

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in social science and a composite teaching field in social studies requires:

Other requirements

Students must also complete the required 21 hours in upper-level education courses and meet all GPA requirements to apply for state certification. In order to progress in education courses, the student must make application to the certification program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

All state certification requirements and information on required examinations are available on the web site of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC),


None required.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors, minors, certificates