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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Group Social Studies

B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements:

Students may earn the B.A. or B.S. degree. Students seeking the B.A. must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language, students seeking the B.S. complete the following courses:

Requirements for a Major in Social Studies


The following course must be taken before admission to the College of Education.

The following course must be taken with or after Student Assisting or Student Teaching:


Students take a total of six courses (at least 18 credits) in the area of emphasis. Students may select any of the four disciplines as their area of emphasis; core courses may be included among the six required for the emphasis. In order to meet State Teacher Certification requirements for nonduplication of credits in the major and the minor, it is necessary to have 36 unduplicated credits in a group major and 18 unduplicated credits in the minor.

Requirements for each emphasis follow:


Core plus four geography courses numbered between GPY 345 and 370.


Core plus two history courses numbered between HST 301 and 391; at least one course must be in European or nonwestern history (see Categories 2 and 3 in the History Major section of the catalog).

Political Science:

Core plus four courses, including:

Note: At least two of the four courses must be at the 300-level.

Economics: (for secondary candidates only):

Core plus two economics courses and

Group Social Studies Program Description

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