History/Social Science BA Lisle

College of Liberal Arts
History/Social Science

Unlock Your Passion for History and Social Science: Embark on Your Teaching Journey

Aspiring history and social science educators, Benedictine University invites you to embark on an enriching journey towards becoming a licensed secondary teacher. By declaring yourself as a History/Social Science major and an Education minor, you’ll not only gain in-depth knowledge of historical and social science concepts but also develop the pedagogical skills necessary to inspire and empower future generations.

Combine your love for history and social science with your desire to inspire others. As a licensed secondary teacher, you’ll have the privilege of shaping the minds of future leaders, fostering a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Immerse Yourself in History and Social Science

At Benedictine University, we invite you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of history and social science, where you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the past, explore diverse cultures, and delve into the intricacies of human societies. Our rigorous program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a well-rounded individual, prepared to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

Complement your historical expertise with the essential skills to become an effective educator. Our Education minor equips you with classroom management strategies, assessment techniques, and differentiation practices, preparing you to create engaging and inclusive learning environments.

A Transformative Journey into the Realm of History and Social Science

Explore the intricacies of political science, delving into the theories and practices of government, both at the local and global levels. Our State and Local Government course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the political systems that shape our communities, while Principles of Macroeconomics will equip you with the knowledge to analyze economic trends and policies.

Program options:

If you want to be a licensed social studies-history teacher in grades 9-12, you should choose the History/Social Science major and an Education minor. You will also need to register with the Benedictine University Education Program as a teaching licensure candidate.

If you want to major in History but do not intend to be a teacher, you should choose the History major.

If you want to major in Social Science and explore track options in Political Science, Economics, Psychology, History, Criminology, and Sociology, but do not intend to be a teacher, you should choose the Social Science major.

A Variety of Careers in a Wide Range of Fields

A history/social science major can lead to a variety of careers in a wide range of fields. Some examples include teaching, policy analysis, lobbying, foreign service, market research, public relations, human resources, program coordination, grant writing, and community organizing. History/social science majors are well-prepared for success in a variety of fields due to their strong analytical skills, communication skills, and understanding of the human condition.

History/social science majors can pursue careers in teaching and professorship. Teaching opportunities include secondary level (grades 9-12), college level, private schools, and alternative education settings. Professorship requires graduate studies and involves conducting research and publishing scholarly works.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the History/Social Science program:

  • American History
  • Global Affairs
  • State and Local Government
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Sociology

History/Social Science courses 


Lisle undergraduate courses and descriptions

History/Social Science, BA – Lisle

Teacher Licensure Program in Education

Education Minor – Lisle


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