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Broad Field Social Studies   

Policy

  • Students must earn grades of C or higher in history courses to fulfill the history requirement. Students must earn grades of C or higher in the social studies course requirements for graduation. Any student whose BFSS grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation for one semester. If the GPA is not raised to 2.0 by the end of this one semester grace period, the student may not enroll in additional social studies courses as a BFSS major. No student will be allowed to graduate as a BFSS major if his/her GPA in BFSS courses is below 2.0.
  • Students may not double major in broad field social studies and history.
  • See the School of Education Web pages for teacher education policy.

Broad Field Social Studies Major (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars– see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • major requirements – ECON 101, GEOG 132, HIST 100, 101 or 105, 102 or 106, 111, 112, 370, 465, 466, POSC 120, 121, PSYC 171, RLST 433, SOCL 125, 320, 330, 12 elective HIST credits (excluding 487 or portfolio), with at least nine at the 300 level or above (HIST 295 recommended)
  • School of Letters and Sciences graduation requirement and final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog for specific requirements of this major, the Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, as well as final graduation requirements
    The total credits of the major requirements are 60. The core curriculum and mission seminars require. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course, waivers and/or substitutions, and prerequisite courses could modify these credit totals.  

Broad Field Social Studies, Early Adolescence through Adolescence, Education Major (Bachelor of Science)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog Education majors are required to take specific core curriculum courses to satisfy DPI requirements.
  • major requirements – ECON 101, 102, ESCI 103, GEOG 132, HIST 100, 101 or 105, 102 or 106, 111, 112, 370, 465, 466, 488, POSC 120, 121, PSYC 171, 220, 250, RLST 433, SOCL 125, 320, 330, 12 elective HIST credits (excluding 487 or portfolio), with at least nine at the 300 level or above
  • education requirements – EDUC 150, 215, 255, 306, 316, 330, 338, 390, 459, 482
  • School of Letters and Sciences graduation requirement and final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog for specific requirements of this major, the Bachelor of Science degree, as well as final graduation requirements
    The total credits of the major and education requirements are 105-112. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 33-53 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course, waivers and/or substitutions, and prerequisite courses could modify these credit totals.