Program Requirements

Only substitutions approved by the History Department credential advisor may be made for courses in the History Department 's Social Science Credential Option. No lower division course may be substituted for any upper division course. This prohibition is absolute.

Students are strongly advised to keep copies of all work submitted in history and social science classes, and retain the graded originals once they are returned: in order to be considered for certification as subject matter competent, you will be required in HIST 495 to submit a portfolio of your best work.

Total Units: 64

History Required Courses (25 units)

  • HIST 101
  • HIST 102
  • HIST 103
  • HIST 290
  • HIST 307 (RELS 358 may be substituted for this course)
  • HIST 392
  • HIST 445
  • HIST 490
  • HIST 495

History Elective Courses (18 units)

Economics: 6 units

  • ECON 102
  • ECON 103

Geography: 6 units

  • Choose one: GEOG 301 or GEOG 303
  • Choose one: GEOG 352 or GEOG 435

Political Science: 6 units

  • Choose one: POLS 402, POLS 403, POLS 404, or POLS 423
  • Choose one: POLS 431, POLS 432, POLS 451A, or POLS 451B

Social Science: 3 units

  • SOSC 301