Social Studies

Gain a broad basis of historical knowledge by studying history, culture, geography, and political science.  


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Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's


  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty 
  • Study abroad and internship opportunities allow you to apply your knowledge and gain experience 


Teaching prepares you for a teaching career in secondary education in social studies.  


With a Social Studies degree, you can work in: 

  • Public and private schools 
  • Counseling  
  • Coaching 
  • Educational administration 
  • Community organization
  • Politics

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options

Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies: Education Option

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