May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 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 - 120

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.

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

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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