Allendale Campus

Allendale Campus

Set on 1,304 acres along the scenic Grand River Valley, the Allendale main campus is home to modern classrooms and labs, contemporary housing, outstanding fitness and sports facilities, a comprehensive library, and much more.

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Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Elementary Education - Social Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 121 4
ECO 201 3
Humanities elective 3
PSY 101 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
GEO 109 3
Humanities elective 3
GEO 105 +105L 4
HST 101 3

Second Year

First Semester
CD 202 5
HST 111 4
PLS 101 3
MTH 205 3
Science Lab elective 4
Second Semester
ECO 202 3
HST 112 4
MTH 206 3
HST 102 3
Science elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.A., B.S. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree should take MTH 131.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.    Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.


The majors in social studies are designed for students seeking teacher certification in secondary school social studies or elementary education. Each student will choose an area of concentration from among one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, or political science.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 •