Create Awareness of the World

Social Studies

Social studies is central to our understanding of our world and how to interact with the diverse individuals in it. With the social studies minor at Salisbury University, you can learn how to use and pass on this knowledge to help mold active members of society.

Why Choose Social Studies at SU?

The social studies minor includes coursework in a variety of social science disciplines, including economics, geography, history and political science. These courses may serve as preparation for applying for a social studies teaching certificate.

The requirements for the social studies minor consist of 20-24 semester hours, 15 of which must be beyond the courses used to fulfill the General Education and academic major requirements. All courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of C or better. The courses taken for the minor are determined by the student’s major.

  • Economics: two courses in history, two courses in human geography, two courses in political science
  • Geography: two courses in history, two courses in economics, two courses in political science
  • History: two courses in political science, two courses in economics, two courses in human geography
  • Political science: two courses in history, two courses in economics, two courses in human geography
  • Elementary and early childhood education: one course in history, two courses in political science, two courses in economics, two courses in human geography

Students in the social studies minor with a social science major other than history may take the secondary education track courses, including internships.

For a complete list of course requirements, see the program checklist.

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