Social Studies

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts with a Social Studies Major (minimum 40 required credit hours) is an interdisciplinary group major designed for any student who plans to teach social studies at the middle school and high school level. The interdisciplinary majors core requirements provide students with a strong base (minimum of 6 credit hours) in each of the following four areas: economics geography history and political science. In addition, students will develop a concentration (18 credit hours) in either history or political science.

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 Social Studies Major meets the requirements of the State of Michigan social studies endorsement (RX) for secondary teachers, is in compliance with the No Child Left Behind federal legislation and prepares students to effectively teach Grades 6-8 of the Grade Level Content Standards for the Social Studies and the High School Content Standards for the Social Studies in Michigans Curricular Framework.


The Bachelor of Arts with a Social Studies Major (minimum 40 required credit hours) is an interdisciplinary group major designed for any student who plans to teach social studies at the middle school and high school level. The interdisciplinary majors core requirements provide students with a strong base (minimum of 6 credit hours) in each of the following four areas: economics geography history and political science. In addition, students will develop a concentration (18 credit hours) in either history or political science.

Areas of Concentration

  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Studies Major for the Elementary (B.A.)
  • Secondary Teacher (B.A.)

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Social Studies Middle School and High School Teacher

Contact Us

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  • Name

    Anne M. White-OHara, M.A.
  • Address

    Liberal Arts Building, Room 239
  • Direct

    (313) 927-1287
  • Email

    awhite@marygrove.edu

Financial Aid Available

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