Earn a Degree in Social Studies

Are you passionate about history, government, and the world around you? Do you see yourself educating future generations or working in public service? Madonna University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies prepares you to do just that. This versatile program provides a strong foundation in various social studies disciplines.

Benefits of a Social Studies Degree

  • Master the Fundamentals: Gain a comprehensive understanding of history, government, economics, and geography. Hone your critical thinking, research, communication, and analytical abilities - highlight sought-after skills in education and various professional settings.
  • Flexible Career Paths: Our versatile program equips you for a variety of rewarding careers. Pursue teaching positions in public or private schools, or explore opportunities in public service, research, or non-profit organizations.
  • Cultivate Global Citizenship: Develop an awareness of diverse cultures, historical trends, and current events. Analyze global issues and inspire responsible future citizens.
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Excellent preparation for careers in education, government, law, business

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Political Science

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International Studies (Cert.)

Ideal for students aiming for careers that span more than one country

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Faculty Bios

Dennis Bozyk

Associate Professor, History Program

Director, General Studies Program

M.A., University of Michigan


734-432-5547, 2400

Dennis Bozyk

Professor Dennis Bozyk presently serves as Chair of the Department of History. He earned his M.A. in History from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed his doctoral course work in the History of International Relations at Michigan State University. He offers classroom and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level to Madonna's on-campus students and to international students in Dubai, China and Haiti.

He has received the Faculty Excellence Award from the university and continues to place the highest priority on advising and teaching. Bozyk has presented scholarship in the discipline of history and in the theory and practice of university teaching and learning.

Bozyk has been awarded individual grants from such prestigious groups as the Kellogg Foundation and the Lilley Endowment, and has participated in university grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Humanities Council. He is a member of several scholarly organizations related to history, including the American Historical Association and the Historical Association of the United Kingdom.

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Paul Radzilowski

Associate Professor, History Program

Director, History Program

Ph.D., University of Southern California

M.A., University of Southern California

B.A., University of Minnesota Minneapolis


734-432-5637, 2406

Paul Radzilowski

Paul Radzilowski holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California. He has taught History at Madonna University since 2003, especially world and European history, and historical methods, but he also has experience in teaching a variety of Humanities courses, and has led study abroad trips. He has taught classes for graduate, undergraduate, and high school special enrollment students.

His research interests include micro-history, the study of culture and religion in Late Medieval Poland, and the interrelations of history and philosophy.

He has been published in journals such as Polish Review, Catholic Social Science Review, and Logos, and has held grants, which include an IIE Fulbright Grant.

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