Program Overview

Degree Requirements

Students may take only one major or minor within the Department of History and Social Science.

Social Science Major: Thirty-nine hours chosen from history, sociology, political science, and geography, at least 18 hours of which must be in history. Social science majors may pursue the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Social Science Major, Teacher Licensure: To be licensed to teach social science at the secondary level, a student must meet the following requirements: 1) completion of all core curriculum requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts [B.A.] or the Bachelor of Science [B.S.] degree, 2) completion of all professional requirements mandated by the State of Mississippi licensure standards, and 3) completion of the requirements for the major in social science including SOC 101, 111, PSC 201, ECO 201-202, HIS 101-102, 201-202, 331, 369, 403 or 404, 421, 422, 423, and three hours of upper-level electives in HIS, SOC, or PSC. Students must be advised from the both the department of history and social science and the department of education.

Pre-Law: Pre-law students must discuss their curricular plans with the department chair.


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