Social Studies

Please refer to Elementary School Certification Program for additional degree requirements.

Major Requirements

A minimum of 36 semester hours from the following:

Required Courses
EXPS 282History & Civics Elem Schools3
EXPS 283Geography & Econ Elem Schools3
HIST 101The World to 1500 CE3
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
HIST 112The American Past II3
HIST 3601Michigan History3
Political Science:
POL 101Intro to American Government3
Select 3 credit hours from:3
Problems in Intl Politics
American Foreign Policy I
American Foreign Policy II
GEOG 206World Regional Geography3
GEOG 300Urban Geography3
ECON 2001Introductory Economics3
ECON 201Prin: Macroeconomics3
or ECON 202 Prin: Microeconomics
Total Credit Hours36


  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major.
  2. For the major at least 9 hours must be in courses 300 or above
  3. At least 12 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.