UW-Platteville’s social sciences comprehensive program provides a broad liberal arts education through the study of economics, history, geography, psychology, political science, and sociology. 

This wide-ranging, fascinating major prepares you to teach middle school or high school social studies or history. The social science comprehensive major will allow you to meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification requirements for a teaching license in broad field social studies, history, or psychology.

Choose how your degree will best suit you by selecting an area of emphasis.


An emphasis in history will allow you to teach history or social studies at the middle or secondary levels. This multidisciplinary emphasis ensures you’ll be prepared for the teaching environment where you can provide a broad range of instructional expertise.


An emphasis in psychology will allow you to teach psychology at the middle or secondary levels. You’ll also learn to apply knowledge, skills, and techniques to help find solutions to individuals and social problems.