Sharon A. Roger Hepburn, Chairperson
The Social Science major is administered by the Department of History. The Social Science major is an interdisciplinary program consisting of coursework in the primary Social Science disciplines of History, Political Science, Geography, and Economics. As part of their training, Social Science majors will be exposed to social science methodology, content, and research. The major enhances the graduate’s reading, writing, and oral skills and the ability to process diverse information into a coherent whole. In particular, the Social Science major will develop an understanding and appreciation of the inter-connectedness of the various social science disciplines. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about a wide diversity of cultures. Students wishing to be licensed to teach social studies in middle school or high school must select the Teaching Option. The Non-Teaching Option is only for students who were enrolled previously in the Social Science Teaching Options. Enrollment in the Social Science Non-Teaching Option is contingent upon students having at least junior standing and having already completed a minimum of 30 Radford University credit hours as a Social Science Teaching Option Major. This option provides a basic background for future graduate work in the social science areas of history, political science, geography, and economics, as well as a well-rounded liberal education for careers in business, government and other similar fields.
Social Science, B.A.
Social Science, B.S.