Educational studies refers to the systematic study of schooling and education in societies. Its character and methods are derived from a number of academic disciplines, combinations of disciplines, and area studies, including: history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, religion, political science, economics, cultural studies, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, comparative and international education, educational policy studies, as well as transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.
The Educational Studies Department specializes in the study of formal and non-formal educational settings. We challenge you to think deeply about complex social issues and strategies to affect change in order to prepare you for a life of leadership and service.
The educational studies minor provides you with disciplinary knowledge from the humanities and social sciences to interpret the meanings of education and schooling in diverse cultural contexts. It prepares you for graduate school in various education related fields, such as school psychology, speech pathology, educational policy, education law, and other fields. The minor can also fulfill your interest in the academic study of educational history, sociology, psychology, theory, and policy.