NOTICE: The New Orleans Center will be without internet service most of Wednesday and Thursday with intermittent phone service due to network upgrades.

Instant Scholarship of up to $19,250 for U.S. Transfer Students! Confirm Your Eligibility

Request Information


Skills taught in the Upper Iowa University School of Liberal Arts, like critical thinking and problem solving, benefit everyone’s future career.

Social Science Major

Why study Social Science?

On the Fayette campus, the Social Science major is designed for students who wish to teach American History, American Government, Psychology, Sociology, or Economics at the secondary level. Students must also complete the teacher education program through the Andres School of Education program to meet requirements for licensure.

Through other UIU learning experiences, the purpose of a social science major is to prepare a student to understand the broad implications of the various social science disciplines and to utilize that knowledge as a philosophical and theoretical foundation for personal, professional or educational growth. The program complements degree programs in related disciplines for students planning careers in law, business and public administration, and develops teachers both of the broad social science spectrum and of the specialized disciplines within that spectrum.

The program is designed to make effective contributions to the general education of all students, regardless of their majors and to provide the philosophical and theoretical background necessary for successful careers in such technical areas as law enforcement and social work required for graduation.

Social Science is offered at the following Upper Iowa University locations:

  • Residential Fayette campus
  • Select education centers
  • Online Program
  • Self-Paced Degree Program