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Social Science

Social Science

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College of Arts and Sciences

A social science major allows you to teach any course within social studies subjects in any 7-12 school in Nebraska, as well as in most other states. The major, also a teaching endorsement, is comprised of courses including sociology, economics, political science, history, geography and psychology. 

Students not seeking to be certified to teach in secondary schools with a social science major generally continue by enrolling in a graduate school program in their area of interest.

Refer to the Social Science Teaching Endorsement for additional information.

Learning Environment

The Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building provides new offices and classrooms for Doane's nationally recognized education and art programs. The new building is designed to inspire teaching and learning in a collaborative work environment. Color, texture, lighting and acoustics are used to create a comfortable and enriching setting for students, faculty and staff.

Ample student commons space will allow for a relaxing study atmosphere between classes and projects. Classrooms are designed with student needs in mind and offer exceptional space to create on your own timetable, work closely with Doane faculty, and learn in group settings with other students and visiting masters. Introductory class enrollment is generally less than 40 students with upper-division class sizes generally ranging between 5 and 25 students.

Learn more about the Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building.


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Requirements for the Social Science Major:

Complete 1 or 2.

20 Credits in a Discipline of Emphasis

A total of 20 credits in a discipline of emphasis chosen from economics, history, political science, psychology or sociology.

Twelve credits in each of three disciplines other than the one of emphasis.

Three additional elective courses in history with at least one course from each of the areas of

Three additional credits in each of the following areas: political science, psychology and sociology.

All requirements listed for Secondary Education.


Students who have completed the Social Science Teaching Major have also completed the History Major.