Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

 Requirements for the History/Social Science Major with Teaching (usually a teacher education concentration) are 42 hours, including 32 credits in History and 10 credits in Social Sciences:

Major Requirements
Social Sciences
PSCI 135American Politics and Government4
ECON 211Principles of Microeconomics4
GEOG 211General Geography2
Core Requirements
HIST 201Why History? (Usually taken during the freshman or sophomore year)4
HIST 494Christianity and Historical Study (capstone seminar)4
Teaching Methods
HIST 324High School History/Social Science Methods2
HIST 325Middle Grade History/Social Science Methods (required for all students seeking high school endorsement)2
U.S. History
HIST 251American History to 18654
HIST 252American History from 18654
World History 1
HIST 102Exploring the Global Past (World History section)4
Select 4 credits European history4
Select 4 credits non-western history from Asia, Africa, or Latin America4
Noncredit, Self-study
A noncredit, self-study unit of Illinois History & Government (pass/fail).
A noncredit, self-study unit of World History from the ancient period to 1500 (pass/fail).

 At least four credits must be upper division.

In addition, History/Social Science majors seeking teacher licensure must meet requirements listed under the Education Department. Students who have declared the major and later choose not to pursue teacher licensure may continue in the major with the approval of the History Department chair.