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SOCIAL STUDIES

Why Choose Social Studies?

In conjunction with the required course of study for teacher certification, the social studies major provides a strong foundation for a successful career as a social studies teacher, in terms of content coverage, teaching methodologies, and the development of critical thinking and writing skills.

What Social Studies Will Teach You!

Students will learn a range of content and disciplinary approaches reflected in the various social studies disciplines. At the program's core are 21 credits in history (the equivalent of the history minor) with an additional 18 credits divided over American politics and government, economics, and anthropology.

The Social Studies major is designed to prepare students to be middle or secondary school social studies teachers and is typically completed in conjunction with one of the teacher certification programs.

Where Social Studies Can Take You!

After graduation, most social studies majors go on to careers teaching social studies; others pursue successful careers in non-profit organizations, education administration, and business.

Why Choose Social Studies?

In conjunction with the required course of study for teacher certification, the social studies major provides a strong foundation for a successful career as a social studies teacher, in terms of content coverage, teaching methodologies, and the development of critical thinking and writing skills.

What Social Studies Will Teach You!

Students will learn a range of content and disciplinary approaches reflected in the various social studies disciplines. At the program's core are 21 credits in history (the equivalent of the history minor) with an additional 18 credits divided over American politics and government, economics, and anthropology.

The Social Studies major is designed to prepare students to be middle or secondary school social studies teachers and is typically completed in conjunction with one of the teacher certification programs.

Where Social Studies Can Take You!

After graduation, most social studies majors go on to careers teaching social studies; others pursue successful careers in non-profit organizations, education administration, and business.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Career Opportunities:

After graduation, most social studies majors go on to careers teaching social studies; others pursue successful careers in non-profit organizations, education administration, and business.