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 (usually a teacher education concentration) are 44 hours, including 34 credits in History and 10 credits in Social Sciences:
|PSCI 135||American Politics and Government||4|
|ECON 211||Principles of Microeconomics||4|
|GEOG 211||General Geography||2|
|HIST 201||Why History? (Usually taken during the freshman or sophomore year)||4|
|HIST 494||Christianity/Historical Study (capstone seminar)||4|
|HIST 324||High School History/Social Science Methods||2|
|HIST 325||Middle Grade History/Social Science Methods (required for all students seeking high school endorsement)||2|
|HIST 251||American History to 1865||4|
|HIST 252||American History from 1865||4|
|World History 1|
|HIST 102||Exploring the Global Past (World History section)||4|
|Select 4 credits European history||4|
|Select 4 credits non-western history from Asia, Africa, or Latin America||4|
|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.