May 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, Social Studies Education, BS

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Program Code: 116A
CIP Code: 13.1328


General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major. Please see your advisor for information.

Professional Education Requirements (21 Hours)

Not including 3 semester hours already counted in Gen Ed, above

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each professional education course. C I 2300  & FDN 2400  are required prior to admission to Teacher Education.

Courses marked with an * require Admission to Teacher Education.

Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA required to graduate.


  • Reading
  • English


To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program students must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and take and satisfy testing requirements for Reading, Writing and Math areas of the PRAXIS (PPST or CBT). The PRAXIS II Area Exams are required for student teaching.

Major Requirements (48 Hours)

Not including 9 hours in Major Requirements. below counted in General Education Requirements above

2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major discipline, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.

At least 3 hours 2000 level HIS is required prior to taking a 3000 level HIS course; at least 3 hours 3000 level HIS course is required prior to taking a 4000 level HIS course. No more than 18 semester hours from the 2000 level including HIS 2201 , HIS 2204  and HIS 2800 , may be included to fulfill Major Requirements.

Regional History Requirements (15 Hours)

History Teaching Focus (3 Hours)

Choose one of the following:

History Elective Courses (12 Hours)

Choose 12 hours HIS electives in keeping with requirements in italics above. Majors are encouraged to select at least 3 sh of HIS electives with a thematic focus (i.e., poverty, gender, race, or class).

Writing in the Discipline (3 Hours)

Senior Level Requirements (Choose 3 Hours)

Only 3 hours of HIS 4100  can count in the major

Methods Course (3 Hours)

*Minimum grade “C” (2.0) required

Minor (Optional)

Electives (7 Hours)

Taken to total 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)

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