The history department offers
both a history major and a broad field social studies
(BFSS) major. The BFSS major is an interdisciplinary degree with an
emphasis in history and support courses drawn from the social sciences.
Why a BFSS degree? It’s a flexible degree that provides many
- preparing students for teaching positions in economics,
geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
- preparing students for many career paths for graduate school, law
school, or employment in in non-profit, public, or private organizations.
A BFSS degree provides contextual knowledge and skills essential for any career, including
ability to read critically
flexible and look at issues with an open mind
become culturally competent given diversity in the workplace and a global
With or without teacher
certification, the BFSS degree provides a broad knowledge base that enriches
one's life intellectually, a characteristic of a liberally educated person.
For more information, contact:
Michael Smuksta, Ph.D.