The social studies major is designed for students who seek a broad, but structured and well integrated education in the social sciences. Students can achieve breadth of learning and versatility in its application through this multidisciplinary program of study. Combined with a minor in education, the social studies major is excellent preparation for those planning to teach history, government, or economics at the secondary school level.
Total Credit Hours Required in Major (Minor Required): 39
Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121
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 Teacher Education Minor) There is no licensure in History.