About the Program
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 applications 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.
Social Studies curriculum may include:
- Western Civilization
- Political Geography
- Virginia History
- American History
- American Government
- State & Local Government
- Modern Ideologies
For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.
History Courses with an experiential component
Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.
- Student Virginia Education Association (students with an interest in teaching)
- Political Science Association
- SGA: Student Government Association
- Phi Alpha Theta: Honorary Group for Social Studies
What can I be with a major in Social Studies?
You could be a(n) …
- City Manager
- Congressional Aide
- Foreign Correspondent
- Public Health Official
- Government Intelligence Analyst