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Social Studies Overview

Program Scheduling

Many of the core requirements for the Social Studies Major are offered in the day and in late afternoon or evening

Specialized Accreditation

The Bachelor of Arts with a Social Studies Major (36 credit hour minimum) is designed to meet the state of Michigan’s social studies (RX) endorsement for elementary teachers. The major’s core requirements provide students with a strong base (minimum of 6 credit hours) in each of the following four core areas: economics‚ geography‚ history‚ and political science. In addition, students will develop a concentration (18 credit hours) in history with a solid foundation in Michigan, United States and world history that prepares students to teach the integrated history and geography emphasis of the K-8 Content Standards for the Social Studies in Michigan’s Curricular Framework.

Students pursuing the Social Studies Interdisciplinary Group Major are also required to take the Elementary Group Minor (29 credit hours) and the teacher certification coursework. See Elementary Certification requirements in this catalog.