History is the study of the interaction of cultural, geographical, political, and economic forces and how they have shaped the world of the past and present. Thus the major in history provides a solid preparation for career and personal endeavor in the contemporary world. The major offers excellent background for students preparing for law school, graduate study, teaching, and public service. Students interested in graduate school are strongly encouraged to pursue the B.A. degree option.
Ferrum College offers teaching licensure in Social Studies (grades 6-12) through the selection of a minor in Teacher Education with specialization in Secondary Education. This licensure requires passing state mandated testing prior to enrollment in EDU 404 Student Teaching and Synthesis Experience. Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor. (See Permalink-Social Studies)
Experiential Component (Complete the Following Courses:)
Choose any 300/400-level history course not used to satisfy the above requirements. HIS 220 may also be used as an exception with the reminder that the student must achieve a total of 30 hours at the 300/400 level.
Total Credit Hours Required in Major (Minor Required): 39