Sociology, B.A. Social Studies High School Teaching Licensure Concentration


The sociology program at UNC Greensboro provides majors with an understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal social attachments within small groups such as families and friendship cliques as well as an understanding of the dynamics of intergroup relationships that join the elements of today’s global society. 

The Secondary Social Studies Teacher Education program is for students majoring in anthropology, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology who wish to receive secondary (9-12) teaching licensure. 


  • The University’s Department of Sociology and School of Education work together to ensure students graduate with both the theory to support their practice and real-world experiences to support them both while they are students and once they graduate.
  • UNCG’s Center for Housing and Community Studies is a research hub that provides data, analysis, planning, and evaluation to aid non-profit and governmental agencies to provide fair, affordable, and healthy housing, and build safe and sustainable communities.


  • Students gain expertise comprehending social structure and social change while being taught and mentored by faculty widely recognized for their teaching and research.
  • To receive secondary education licensure, students must essentially double-major in education and one of the identified disciplines. For this reason, it is best to declare this major before the end of your sophomore year in order to complete the program in four years. 
  • As part of preparation for licensure, students spend 50 hours in internships during their junior year (25 hours per semester), and another 50 hours during the fall semester of their senior year.
  • Data analysis and research methods are core components of the coursework.
  • Study abroad opportunities are available with courses taught internationally in places such as Cameroon, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, and Russia.
  • Participation in academic clubs and organizations including Alpha Kappa Delta (an international sociology honor society) and the Sociology Club.
  • Opportunities with the UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies, a research, evaluation, and technical assistance center.
  • Internships in a variety of public and private organizations including the Center for Creative Leadership, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Greensboro Police Department, Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, and Family Services of the Piedmont.


  • Graduates of approved teacher education curricula are eligible for initial licensure on the basis of UNC Greensboro’s recommendation to the State Department of Public Instruction. 

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Trevor Hoppe
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Sociology