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

(120 semester credit hours)

Academic Major
Courses Hours
History 1301, 1302 6
History 2311, 2312 6
History 3301 3
History 4370 3
Advanced History 3
Advanced U.S. History (excluding 3301) 6
Advanced non-United States History 6
Geography 3302 or 3303 3
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 2311, 2312
in a single modern language

6
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 (Political Science)
Courses Hours
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Political Science (advanced) 12
Education
Courses Hours
Education 4321*, 4322*, 4323*, 4973* 18
Educational Psychology 3303 3
Reading 4320* 3
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives 4

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

Social Studies as a Composite Teaching Field. A student who chooses Social Studies as a composite secondary teaching field must complete the following: Economics 2301, 2302, 7 semester hours of Geography, Political Science 2305, 2306, and 12 advanced semester hours of Political Science, History 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312, 3301, 4370, 3 hours of advanced History, 6 semester hours of advanced U.S. History (excluding 3301), and 6 advanced semester 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. Students may take this examination after completing all history requirements or in the semester immediately prior to graduation. The exam score will not affect the student’s GPA, but it will be a part of the student’s record.

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