At a Glance

Program units

57

Accreditation

WASC

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Bachelor of Social Science

APU’s Bachelor of Social Science major prepares students to educate others in the social dynamics that define our lives. The degree is designed primarily to prepare students to teach social science disciplines (particularly history, political science, geography, economics, and sociology) at the secondary level. The coursework provides a solid foundation in macro- and microeconomics, world civilizations, U.S. history, world geography, American government, comparative religions, psychology, and history and politics of the non-Western world.

The degree provides future teachers with an integrated study of these social sciences that will help develop analytical skill, comparative perspectives, critical judgment, and a thorough knowledge base about the world around them. Students integrate their study of social science with a Christian worldview, and evaluate each subject through a lens of biblical principles and ethics. Social science majors leave APU equipped to introduce their students to the social disciplines that characterize our world.

APU also offers a social science concentration for liberal studies majors.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a social science major if you:

  • Enjoy a particular social science subject.
  • Enjoy working with young adults.
  • Are good at explaining ideas and concepts to others.
  • Strive to be creative in your thinking.
  • Wish to go on to a teacher credentialing program.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.