Social Science Major
The social science major at SDSU has two tracks:
- The general social science major is an interdisciplinary major where students learn
to analyze and critically examine social, political, cultural, and economic phenomena
by studying human behavior and social processes. Social science research attempts
to understand how society works through behavioral or social explanations. The social
sciences at SDSU consist of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political
Science, and Sociology, with additional courses from related disciplines.
- The second track is the social science major in preparation for the single-subject teaching credential. This track is designed for students who want to teach history, geography, government, or economics in middle or high schools. As part of this track, there is a new program called the Integrated Teaching Education Program, that allows students to earn a bachelor's degree and teaching credential in only four years (typically it takes five).
Information for those interested in an interdisciplinary major that provides a broad understanding of Social Science and its disciplines.
Information for those interested in teaching history, government, geography, or economics in middle and high schools; this includes the traditional pathway and ITEP.