Feb 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Studies BS

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This degree is designed for students interested in understanding social studies in the areas of History, Political Science, Geography, and Economy.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 43


Choose 12 elective credits from BHSC, ECON, GEOG, HIST, or PLSC courses.

Secondary Certification

For students seeking secondary teacher certification. For more information regarding Andrews Core Experience or Secondary Certification with a BA or BS degree, see the department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  • Basic knowledge of issues as it relates to history, political science, geography, and economics to enable them to teach social studies at any level. Understanding different worldviews and practices will also be emphasized. 
  • Ability to critically examine and evaluate political developments from a Seventh-day Adventist/Christian worldview. 
  • Ability to explore and engage in social studies and/or teaching profession with personal interaction, research tools, and academic scholarship. 
  • Competence in oral communication, presenting ideas, perspectives, and arguments in an effective manner. 
  • Understanding of both commonality and diversity of the human experience and diversity within the greater world and classroom.

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