The Bachelor of Arts in history with a Minor in education offers an excellent program for the preparation of social studies educators. In the history-social studies education program, students gain experience in research, writing, and discussion in history, geography, political science, economics, and behavioral sciences, as well as practical teaching experience through 4 field placements in local schools.
In Arkansas, individuals who want to teach history must complete a teaching license in social studies, grades 7-12, with a possible add-on licensure for grades 4-6. This program has a 100% placement rate in K-12 schools for all history/secondary education students who wish to teach full time. History Department graduates earn the highest starting salary of any Bachelor of Arts in history graduates in the state of Arkansas.Request Info Apply Now
After admission to UA Little Rock, any student may be admitted to the program. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.
Students are required to complete 120 minimum total hours, including 36 hours of major requirements, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence. This program requires second-language proficiency and requires a minor program of study. See the Undergraduate Catalog or contact the program advisor for more information.
UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.916.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.916.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Required Courses (see below)
First Year Experience (Choose 1 hour)
Communication - Written (Choose 3-6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Communication - Spoken (Choose 3 hours)
Math (Choose 3 hours)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
ANTH 1415 and ERSC 1304/1104 recommended
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
US History or Government (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 6 hours)
PSYC 2300 and SOCI 2300 recommended
Foreign Language (Choose 0-9 hours)
Major in History/Social Studies (Choose 40 hours)
Please note: Courses taken as part of the CORE can also count towards the major.
Economics (Choose 3-6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
ECON 2322 AND ECON 2323
Elective Courses (12 hours)
U.S. History electives (Choose 6 hours)
World History electives (Choose 6 hours)
Program Concentration Courses (18 hours)
The Minor in education is mandatory for the Bachelor of Arts in history education track.
2.75 GPA, completion of 60 hours, C or better in Composition, Speech, and Math required for admittance to minor
TCED 4321, education elective (SPED 4301 or MCED 4310) recommended senior year)
2.75 GPA, passing score on Praxis II Social Studies Content & Interpretation – test code 5086 – required for admittance to student teaching internship
HIST 4600, TCED 4330 – final semester