Department of History & Geography
- Geography Program
- History Program
- Masters of Arts in Teaching the Social Sciences
The objectives of the Area of Geography are: (1) to develop students' ability to use geographic techniques in the analysis of problems they will meet in the future, (2) to give basic training in the fundamentals of Geography, (3) to bring about better understanding of all regions of the world, (4) to show how interrelated and dependent one area is on another, and (5) to develop consciousness of the ecological factors.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Geography is offered for those who complete the outlined program of study and meet the requirements of the Area of Geography and the College of Liberal Arts. Area of Concentration: For a major in geography a student must earn at least thirty (30) semester hours in geography, including GEO 201, 308, 312, 313, and 405; the other fifteen (15) hours may be selected from courses in geography in the 300 and 400 series. See Department Head or Advisor for Specifics.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History is offered for those students who complete the outlined program of study and meet the requirements of the area of History and the College of Liberal Arts. For a major in the area of History, a student must earn at least thirty-six (36) semester hours. See Department Head or Advisor for specifics.
Minor Requirements: At least eighteen (18) semester hours excluding HIST 101 and 104.
The major objective of the Master of Arts in Teaching in the Social Science Degree Program is to prepare students for the teaching profession on the senior high and junior college levels in the various disciplines of social sciences.
The Social Science Program also prepares students to pursue the terminal degree and promotes scholarship and research. It provides opportunities for teachers already in the field to upgrade their skills and to develop professionally.
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM
Requirements for admission to the MAT Program include the following:
- Regular admission to the Graduate School.
- Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university.
- Must possess a 3.0 or above average on the undergraduate level.
- Take the GRE by the end of the first semester enrolled.
In order to be graduated, a student must:
- Earn a grade of "B" in HUM 507 Proseminar in Writing.
- Complete 21 hours of core courses as stipulated by the MAT brochure.
- Have a 3.0 or better grade point average.
- Possess no more than six (6) hours of "C" grades.