May 24, 2022
The double major in History and in Social Science Teacher Preparation (SSTP), offered by the Department of History , is ideal for students considering a teaching career. Middle and high school social science teachers typically teach survey courses in both United States and World History. Future social science teachers would therefore benefit from acquiring the in-depth historical content knowledge and historical thinking skills of a History BA. But social science teachers at the secondary level must often teach economics, government, geography, or ethnic studies as well. Students who double major in History and SSTP will therefore benefit from the breadth of courses in the SSTP program and its emphasis on the practical elements of teaching, including how to engage students in the classroom and how to create and maintain effective learning environments. Both majors can be completed in four years and will provide subject matter preparation for a single subject teaching credential program.
Summary of Degree Units
|University Graduation Requirements
|Major Core Requirements
University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .
University Requirements (38 units)
Core Lower Division General Education (33 units)
Of the 39 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education (3 units)
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Consult major advisor for department recommended coursework to meet GE requirement.
Physical Education (2 units)
Majors Requirements (76 units)
Lower Division Major Requirements (15 units)
Complete One Sequence From:
Chicana and Chicano Studies
Upper Division Requirements- History (34 units)
*Students who fulfill SJSU Studies Area S with HIST 188 and/or SJSU Studies Area V with HIST 153 or HIST 155 will complete the History major with 32 or 33 upper-division units.
Field of Study Courses (28 units)
Upper-division History courses are divided into 4 fields of study: Ancient & Medieval, Modern Europe, United States, and World. 28 units of upper-division courses must include 2 from one field, 2 courses from a second field, 1 course from a third field, and 2 from any field for a total of 7 courses. Among those 7 courses, double-major students must select HIST 189A , HIST 189B , at least 2 Advanced Topics, and at least 2 pre-1750 courses. Consult History advisor for details.
Upper Division Requirements- SSTP (27 units)
**These 9 courses are separate and distinct from the History BA requirements.
University Electives (6 units)
Total Units Required (120 units)