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Grand Valley State University    
  Mar 21, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Social Studies

Requirements for a Major in Social Studies



Students take a total of six courses (at least 18 credits) in the area of emphasis. Students may select any of the four disciplines as their area of emphasis; core courses may be included among the six required for the emphasis. In order to meet State Teacher Certification requirements for non-duplication of credits in the major and the minor, it is necessary to have 36 unduplicated credits in a group major and 18 unduplicated credits in the minor.

Requirements for each emphasis follow:


Core plus four geography courses numbered between GPY 345 and 370.


Core plus two history courses numbered between HST 301 and 391; at least one course must be in European or non-Western history (see Categories 2 and 3 in the History Major section of the catalog).

Political Science:

Core plus four courses, including:

Economics: (for secondary candidates only):

Core plus two economics courses and

Social Studies Program Description

Click here for the program description.