Social Studies & Economics

Dr. Durham teaching an economics course

Economics Social Studies Major

Economic Study of Environmental & Natural Resources

This combined major bachelor of arts degree allows students to study both economics and social studies to broaden their field of study. A curriculum has been developed to showcase the path to earning a degree in this field. This combined major is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a teaching career at the elementary or high school level.

For the complete Program of Study see the university catalog, Economics/Social Studies, BA

Why Economics & Social Studies?

The combined Economics/Social Studies major provides students a thorough grounding in both economic theory and a broad based study of anthropology, sociology, geography, history and political science. This major is open to any student but is specifically designed for students desiring to pursue a career in teaching.

Some career options include:

For more information please see a video made by the American Economics Association:  "A Career in's Much More Than You Think" 


Course Layout

Please download and read carefully the File Economics/Social Studies 2021-22 Plan of Study. This includes a flowchart for the required courses and will also serve as your planned course schedule when submitting your paperwork for you senior evaluation for graduation.

For the complete information on the requirements, see the Economics/Social Studies, BA in the university online catalog. Also if you are planning on completing a certification in secondary education see the Secondary Education section of the online catalog for program admission, completion and teacher certification requirements.  Completion of this major leads to an endorsement in social studies. Course required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

For help with planning your courses, please see your advisor or the department office.