Broad Field Social Studies

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Broad Field Social Studies

Broad Field Social Studies at Viterbo

The Broad Field Social Studies major combines the study of history with the breadth of insights and understandings from the social sciences. In this program, students will explore aspects of economics, history, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Students will work closely with faculty in many departments, exploring connections across time, place, and subject area. This journey will allow you to explore the breadth of social studies knowledge and prepare you for teaching social studies at the high school or middle school level. Graduates often teach in school districts across the Midwest, but have also gone on to graduate school, as well as a host of other careers.

After fall of 2018, applications are no longer being accepted for the Broad Field Social Studies major. To explore other options at Viterbo please visit the lists of Majors and Minors. 


Program Highlights

  • Active history club
  • Digital research opportunities
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Small class sizes
  • Theme-based curriculum
  • Travel/research opportunities


Featured Alumni

Travis Bassett

“The materials and methods used by the fantastic, knowledgeable professors in the department made the coursework meaningful, relevant, and, dare I say, fun!”

Travis Bassett '08  
Iola-Scandinavia School District

Career Examples

  • Archivist
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Post-secondary school teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Public relations specialist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Writer

Graduate Schools/Employers of Alumni

  • Caledonia School District
  • Holmen School District
  • Iola-Scandinavia School District
  • La Crosse School District
  • Loyola University
  • Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
  • Onalaska School District