The Social Studies major is designed for students who seek a broad, but structured and well-integrated, education in the social sciences. Students can achieve a breadth of learning and versatility in its applications through this multidisciplinary program of study. Combined with a minor in Education, the Social Studies major is excellent preparation for those planning to teach history, government, or economics at the secondary school level.
The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities in the field of Social Studies and includes courses such as:
State & Local Government
Population, Food, & Environment
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There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Social Studies:
Student Virginia Education Association
Political Science Association
SGA: Student Government Association
Phi Alpha Theta: Honorary Group for Social Studies
History Courses with an experiential component
Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.
A major in Social Studies leads to traditional career paths, as well as less expected fields. For example: