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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History with Composite Social Studies Secondary Teacher Certification*

(120 credit hours)

Academic Major
Courses Hours
History 1301, 1302 6
History 2311, 2312, 2372 9
History 3301 3
History 4370 3
Advanced U.S. History (excluding 3301) 6
Advanced non-United States History 6
Geography 3302 or 3303 3
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Political Science (advanced) 6
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Communication 1315 3
Economics 2301, 2302 6
English 1301, 1302 or 2311 6
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341 3
General Studies 1181 1
Geography 1301/1101 4
Mathematics 1314, 1316, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2313, 2412, 2413 3

Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
in a single modern language

12
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Minor (Professional Education)
Courses    Hours
Education 4321*, 4322*, 4323* 9
Educational Psychology 3303, 3314 6
Reading 4320* 3
Education
Courses Hours
Education 4973* 9
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives 1

*You must be admitted into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to enroll in any senior-level Education course or Reading 4320. For more information, visit the ASU Catalog or the College of Education website. 

Social Studies as a Composite Teaching Field

If you choose Social Studies as a composite secondary teaching field, you must complete the following: Economics 2301 & 2302, 7 credit hours of Geography, Political Science 2305 & 2306, and 12 advanced credit hours of Political Science, History 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312, 3301 & 4370, 3 credit hours of advanced History, 6 credit hours of advanced U.S. History (excluding 3301), and 6 advanced credit hours of non-U.S. History.

Graduation Requirement for History Majors

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in History are required to complete a Major Field Test (MFT) in History in order to be eligible for graduation. You may take this examination after completing all history requirements or in the semester immediately prior to graduation. The exam score will not affect your GPA, but it will be a part of your record.