Social Science
Arkansas State University
Degree:  Bachelor of Social Science Education
Major:  Social Science
2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 x   ENG 1013 Composition II 3 x
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 x   HIST 1023 World Civilization Since 1660 3 x
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 3 x   ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy (if not previously taken) 3 x
PHIL 1103 or 1503 or SCOM 1203 Intro to Philosophy or Logic & Practical Reasoning or Oral Communications 3 x      
HIST 1003  FYE Seminar 3 x   ART, MUS orTHEA 2503 Fine Arts Visual, Musical, or Theatre 3 x
      HIST 2763 United States History To 1876 3 x
POSC 2103 Introduction to US Government 3 x   PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology 3 x
Total Hours   18     Total Hours   18  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
BIOL 1003 or 1033 or 1043 or 1063 Biological Science or Biology of Sex or Plants and People or People and the Environment 3 x   CHEM 1013 or PHSC 1203 or GEOL 1003 or PHYS 1003 or PHYS 2034 or PHYS 2054 Gen Chemistry I or Physical Science or Environmental Geology or Intro to Space Science or University Physics I or General Physics I 3 or 4 x
BIOL 1001 Biological Sciences Lab 1 x   CHEM 1011 or PHSC 1201 or GEOL 1001 or PHYS 1101 Gen Chem I Lab or Physical Science Lab or Environmental Geology Lab or Space Science Lab (Physics courses include lab) 1 or 0  x
HIST 2773  United States History Since 1876 3     SOC Sociology Elective 3  
ECON Economics Elective 3     HIST 3083 History of Arkansas 3  
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology 3 x   PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 x
ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy (if not taken previously) 3 x   GEOG Geography Elective 3  
          HLTH 2513  Principles of Personal Health 3  
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   18  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
SCED 2514 Introduction to Secondary Teaching 4     SCED 3515 Performance-Based Instructional Design 5  
HIST 3333 Practice of History 3     POSC 3193  Arkansas Government and Politics 3  
US HISTORY 3000/4000 Must be US History Jr/Sr Level Course 3     PSY 2013 Educational Psychology 3  
WORLD HIST 3000/4000 Must be World History Jr/Sr Level  3     US HISTORY 3000/4000 Must be US History Jr/Sr Level Course 3  
ELSE 3643  Exceptional Student in the Reg Class 3     US HISTORY 3000/4000 Must be US History Jr/Sr Level Course 3  
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   17  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
POL SCI 3000/4000 Must be Political Science Jr/Sr Level 3     TIHI 4826 Teaching Internship in the Secondary School 12  
WORLD HIST 3000/4000 Must be World History Jr/Sr Level  3            
SCED 4713 Educational Measurements with Computer Applications 3            
EDSS 4603 Methods and Materials for Teaching 3            
  Social Studies in the Sec. School              
HIST 4312 Computer Technologies for the History/Social Sciences Ed. 2            
GEOG  Geography Elective 3            
Total Hours   17     Total Hours   12  
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 58     Total Degree Hours 132  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
3 hours HIST 2763 or 2773
3 hours HIST 1013 or 1023
POSC 2103
PSY 2013
32 resident hours 
Maximum 31 hours corr/ext/exam CLEP/MS/USAFI  
45 Jr/Sr hours after 30 hours
18 of last 24 hours on ASU Campus
Minimum 57 hours from 4-year institutions
132 hours for degree
2.50 average in major 
2.50 average overall
2.50 average at ASU
English Proficiency
Math Proficiency
5 hours Health and PE
NCATE Stamp
Praxis II

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