Why Study Social Science?
On the Fayette campus, the Social Science major is designed for students who wish to teach American History, American Government, Psychology, Sociology, or Economics at the secondary level. Students must also complete the teacher education program through the Andres School of Education program to meet requirements for licensure.
Through other UIU learning experiences, the purpose of a social science major is to prepare a student to understand the broad implications of the various social science disciplines and to utilize that knowledge as a philosophical and theoretical foundation for personal, professional or educational growth. The program complements degree programs in related disciplines for students planning careers in law, business and public administration, and develops teachers both of the broad social science spectrum and of the specialized disciplines within that spectrum.
The program is designed to make effective contributions to the general education of all students, regardless of their majors and to provide the philosophical and theoretical background necessary for successful careers in such technical areas as law enforcement and social work required for graduation.