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About the Program

Why This Major Is Relevant

The social sciences help us understand how we relate to others in an increasingly diverse, polarized, and multicultural society. High school students face a world that is growing more and more complex economically, religiously, politically, and socially. Social science educators play a critical role in helping students understand the dynamics at play and encouraging them to interact with others in a compassionate, ethical manner. APU social science majors are uniquely equipped to prepare students to be forces for change in their neighborhoods, country, and world.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

This degree is a subject-matter program in social science approved by the California Department of Education for teaching at the secondary school level.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.