Social Science – History, BS
Learn from the past and help shape the future
Social Science – History BS Learning Outcomes
The History BS program is designed to develop a comprehensive knowledge base in history and related areas within the social sciences. Learning outcomes emphasize:
- Understanding economics
- Increasing knowledge of geography
- Understanding history as a social science
- Learning about national government
- Developing an understanding of sociology in the context of history
- Understanding United States history
- Developing expertise within focus areas including American, European, Latin American, Asian, and Middle Eastern history
- Increasing communication and research skills
The AOE Social Science – History BS program provides a broad knowledge base in several core areas and a foundation in history and social sciences coursework that applies to a variety of professional options or can be the basis for further graduate-level education.
- Leverage the flexibility of taking your Social Science – History BS degree at one of two base campuses — Camp Lejeune or Fort Liberty, in a program specifically designed for the needs of adult learners.
- Benefit from accelerated 8-week terms that allow you to complete your degree sooner and put your new skills to work faster.
- Learn from instructors who bring real-world professional experience, subject expertise, and long-time classroom experience to the program.
- Get a more personal experience with smaller class sizes, allowing greater connection/interaction with your instructors.
- Take advantage of blended class options that meet both virtually and in person, allowing for in-person and online collaboration with other students and faculty.
- Build a foundation for advanced study and degrees such as Master of Public Administration, Master of International Studies, or teacher licensure.
Courses You Will Take
- Micro- and Macroeconomics
- Physical and World Geography
- National Government
- U.S. History
- Principles of Sociology
- History electives in focus areas include American History, Non-Western History and European History
Skills You Will Learn
- Reading, writing, and analysis
- Critical thinking
- Ethical thinking
- Global perspectives
Potential Job Opportunities
- Museum researcher
- Historical site coordinator
- Museum educator
- Historical preservation
- Nonprofit/foundation work
- Cultural resources manager
- Elementary and high school teacher (with teaching licensure)
- Security personnel
A history degree provides a pathway to advanced education that can open other career opportunities, such as historian and college and university teaching, which require at least a master’s degree.