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Phone: 320.308.3165

BS in Social Studies: History (24 credits) View Details

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Grades of “C” or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.

Admission To Teacher Education

Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.


  • Students selecting this major must complete the Liberal Education program, the Social Studies Licensing Core, one of the concentrations in the B.S. Social Studies major designated for licensure and the Professional Education component.
  • Many of the social studies licensure core courses may be used for the liberal education program.
  • PSY 240 may be substituted for CPSY 262 in the education core. Please contact the social studies teaching program to set up an advising appointment if you have any questions.

Program Requirements

Social Studies Licensing Core: ANTH 250; ECON 201; GEOG 253, GEOG 270; HIST 385; ETHS 310; POL 111, POL 251; PSY 240; SOC 160; SST 253, SST 441, SST 453; History Core: HIST 110, HIST 111, HIST 140, HIST 141. 6 credits from the following: HIST 361, HIST 362, HIST 365, HIST 369, HIST 370, HIST 371, HIST 402, HIST 467, HIST 486.


6 credits of 300-400 level History courses.

Minor in History - Elementary Education (18 credits) View Details

Admission Requirements

  • HIST 101, HIST 105 and HIST 106 courses cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the history major and minor in B.A. and B.S. programs.


  • This program does not lead to teacher licensure but supplements other programs that lead to licensure.

Program Requirements

HIST 140, HIST 141, HIST 210, HIST 211. Complete 6 credits from: HIST 361, HIST 362, HIST 365, HIST 369, HIST 370, HIST 371, HIST 402, HIST 467, HIST 486.

Elementary Education Cognate

A student will select one course from each of the three groups:  a. US: HIST 140, HIST 141 (3);  b. Western Civ I and II: HIST 210, HIST 211 (3);  c. Africa, Asia, Latin America or Middle East (3).

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