Apr 18, 2024  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog

Social Science, In preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential, with the B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(SIMS Code: 116703)

Also Offered at SDSU Imperial Valley

All candidates for a Teaching Credential must take and pass the CSET and complete all requirements as outlined in this section of this bulletin under Dual Language and English Learner Education or Teacher Education.

This major may be used by students in dual language and English learner education or teacher education or as undergraduate for the B.A. degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Impacted Program

The social science major in preparation for the single subject teaching credential is designated as an impacted program.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

To be admitted to the major, students must meet the following criteria:


These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC).

B. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units.

C. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Preparation for the Major

(25 units)

These prerequisite courses may not be taken Cr/NC. The minimum grade in each class is C (2.0) or better.

Language Requirement

Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of this bulletin on “Graduation Requirements.” Spanish is recommended for those planning to work in this part of the United States.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Complete one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.


A minimum of 42 upper division units to include:

United States and California History

World History

Twelve units distributed as follows:

Six Additional Units

Six additional units selected from two of the following areas (500-level history courses selected from any of the two required areas below cannot be used to satisfy both the area requirement and the above three unit requirement):


*Contact adviser for specified section.

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