The B.S.E. degree program prepares students to become secondary social studies educators in grades 7-12. B.S.E. graduates who earn their teaching license become certified to teach U.S. History, World History, Arkansas History, African-American History, American Government, World Geography, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology. The program includes a semester-long teaching internship in the secondary schools under the supervision of the B.S.E. program director. Many B.S.E. graduates continue their education with a Master of Arts in History degree or an M.S.E. in Social Science--both of which are accessible to teachers by offering courses via distance education.
Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.
The B.S.E. degree provides many career opportunities. Secondary History/Social Studies teaching is the primary career choice for most B.S.E. majors. However, many choose to further their education with a Master of Arts in History degree or an M.S.E. in Social Science.