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Social Studies

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.

Tim Daniels
Assistant Professor of History
B.S. / B.A., Hampden-Sydney College

M.A., University of Alabama

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Social Studies curriculum may include:

  • Western Civilization
  • Political Geography
  • Virginia History
  • American History
  • American Government
  • State & Local Government
  • Modern Ideologies
  • Historiography

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.

Student Teaching

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) …

    • Teacher
    • Politician
    • Lobbyist
    • City Manager
    • Congressional Aide
    • Foreign Correspondent
    • Anthropologist
    • Public Health Official
    • Government Intelligence Analyst