Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Science Education

   The History Department's Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Science Education (HSSE) is designed to emphasize those courses in its curriculum that will be of most use to a teacher of social studies.  

   The American Historial Association and other organizations have drawn recent attention to the critical importance of attracting talented undergraduates into high school and middle school teaching.  It is an occupation particularlyl suited to those who want their future profession to present an intellectual challenge and an opportunity to make a difference in society.

   All of the courses are drawn from the regular curriculum in history, economics, and political science, providing a major which will prepare students for a profession in teaching while obtaining a strong liberal arts background.  The required capstone seminar has been created specifically for the major and focuses on the requisite skills for teaching in a secondary school environment.

  The HSSE major does not provide a waiver of single subject tests, though it will make it much easier when students do take them.  


For more information on the program, contact

Professor Lon Kurashige, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Melissa Borek, Student Advisor

  • Department of History
  • 3502 Trousdale Parkway
  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90089-0034