At a Glance

(BA) Bachelor of Arts
120-121 Total Credits
39 General Education Credits
114-115 Program Credits
6 Elective Credits

The dual major in History and Social Science is designed to provide students with all the opportunities and rigors of both majors while still graduating in four years.

All the courses are drawn from the regular curriculum in history, economics, and political science providing a major that will prepare students for a wide range of careers or advanced study. The program is designed so that students can minor in areas of their choosing and select electives that will help prepare them for their future endeavors including graduate school in social science, history, law, or teaching. 
    Students with a dual major in History and Social Science will demonstrate:
    • Proficiency in researching and accessing a wide array of sources, analyzing historical evidence, evaluating historical perspectives, and developing and supporting their own interpretations
    • Ability to apply social, historical and international knowledge to a larger, global context
    • Ability to present and defend their thesis both in oral presentation, digital format, and writing
    • Study both American and Regional History
    • Approach courses with a social and an international viewpoint
    • Flexible foreign language requirement
    • Option to choose from several minors to fit career goals (e.g., pre-law, education, economics, business, English, communications, gender studies)
    • Work closely with program directors to select the proper electives or minor to prepare for professional and graduate school aspirations (e.g., teaching certification, law school, doctoral program in history)
    Dual majors in History and Social Science gain a greater range of employment opportunities than they would have with only one major. They will be employable in virtually every field of endeavor. You will find both history and social science students working in business, communication, publishing, and research settings – all of which are available to the Cazenovia College history/social science dual major student through internship opportunities. Students can also go on to gain their certification in Secondary History/Social Studies, and to law school—planning for these opportunities, through minors and work with academic advisors.


    Course (Credits) 

    First Year Seminar (3)
    Written Communication (6)
    Spoken and Interpersonal Communication (6)
    Computer Literacy (0)
    Ethics (3)
    Quantitative Literacy (3)
    Cultural Literacy (3)
    Scientific Literacy (3-4)
    Diversity and Social Consciousness (3)
    Visual Literacy (3)
    Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy: HG 375 Historical Methods (3)
    Senior Capstone: SB 499 OR HG 499 (3)

    Total General Education Credits - 39

    Course (Credits) 

    HG 101 World Civ I (3)
    HG 102 World Civ II (3)
    HG 121 U.S. History to 1877 (3)
    HG 122 U.S. History 1877 to Present (3)
    SB 201 Multicultural Contributions (3)
    LG ___ Language Course* (6)
    SB 130 Introduction to Sociology or SB 110 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    SB 110 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    SB 120 Introduction to Psychology (3)
    HG 141 U.S. Government and Politics (3)
    HG 131 Microeconomics or HG 132 Macroeconomics (3)
    HG 315 Historical Theory (3)
    HG 100-200 World/European History (3)
    HG 300/400 World/European History (6)
    HG 300/400 U.S. History (3)
    HG 300/400 History (6)
    SM 261 Statistics (3)
    SB 250 Cultural Geography (3)
    HG ___ International Relations Elective—300/400 Level HG Choices from List (6)
    SB or HG ___ Social Relations Elective—300/400 Level HG Choices from List (6)

    Total Program Credits - 114-115

    Course (Credits) 

    300-400 level arts and sciences (6)

    Total Elective Credits - 6