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Major Requirements

Minimum Total Hours: 124

Total Liberal Arts Hours: 60

For General Education Requirements see the requirements list that can be found under the General Education Council. Exceptions to the requirements are as follows: only one fine arts course is required (ART 101, MUS 104, OR FNA 102); PSY 203 must be taken to meet the behavioral science requirement.

Minimum Requirements: Students must maintain a GPA of 2.7 in the major and overall. Students must receive no grade less than a C in the major; a minimum grade of C in CMC 101, CMP 101, and mathematics proficiency course; a minimum grade of C+ in 100-level EDU courses; and a minimum grade of B- in 200+ level EDU courses.

Transfer Requirements: See institutional transfer policies.

Application to the Major: A special application form and requirements must be obtained from the Department of History or online at the Department’s intranet page (the standard institutional major application will not be accepted). The application must be submitted at the end of the sophomore year. A minimum overall GPA of 2.7 is required to be accepted into and to remain in the major. In addition, students must apply to the Teacher Education Department after completing two EDU courses (usually EDU 185 and EDU 195) and must apply to student teach by the appropriate deadline. Contact the Teacher Education Department for specific deadlines and forms.

Major Requirements: 42 hours as follows:

  • 12 hours of American history (HST 201 and 202, PSC 302, a 3-hour American history elective);
  • 9 hours in European history (HST 102/103 cannot count);
  • 6 hours of non-Western history;
  • HST 205 and 420;
  • ECN 200;
  • GEO 201;
  • 3 elective hours in anthropology, geography, history, political science, or sociology (the general education complement course -- HST 102 or HST 103 -- can count as a history elective).

Students who are pursuing Adolescence Education Social Studies for grades 7-12 (with an extension in Social Studies for grades 5-6) are also required to complete:

  • A 39-hour core of education courses (EDU 185, 195 & 195 OPE, 235, 260, 294, 357 & 357 OPE, 360 & 360 OPE, 385 & 385 OPE, PSY 203 Lab, 402A & 402B, 442);
  • Training in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment;
  • Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention;
  • 100 hours of fieldwork, called observation-participation experience (OPE).

Students who are pursuing dual certification in Adolescence Education Social Studies for grades 7-12 and Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist are required to complete:

  • A 51-hour core of education courses, including courses for teaching content to students with disabilities (EDU 185, 195 & 195 OPE, 235, 294, 357 & 357 OPE, 360 & 360 OPE, 365 & 365 OPE, 385 & 385 OPE, 390, PSY 203 Lab, LIT 361, MTH 361, SCI 361, 402A & 402B, 442);
  • Training in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment;
  • Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • 150 hours of fieldwork, called observation-participation experience (OPE).

View the full check sheet to see detailed course requirements: