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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

History, B.A. Degree Map  

The undergraduate major in History leads to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The major is broadly conceived to include all aspects of human development and heritage: political, social, economic and cultural. The undergraduate major in History has sufficient General Elective hours to enable completion of a minor.

Students who plan to teach history and/or government at the secondary school level should select the History major with teaching certification. For additional information, contact the HSH Office of Advising.

There are no specific prerequisites for admission to this major other than a strong academic record and a lively interest in how ideas, institutions, societies and individuals change and have changed over time.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)

Communication (6 hours)

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses.

Creative Arts (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses.

U.S. History (6 hours)

Government/Political Science (6 hours)

Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

Public Speaking (3 hours)

Component Area Options (3 hours)

Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs are required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College Core Requirements (3 hours)

48 hours of upper-level credit must be C or better.

Core Requirement (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses.

Major Requirements (48 hours)

Humanities Requirement

Choose ONE of the following courses.

Additional History Courses

Choose TWO European History (3300/4300 level) courses. Choose FOUR American History (3300/4300 level) courses. Choose ONE Latin American History (3300/4300 level) course. Choose ONE Middle Eastern (3300/4300 level) course. Choose THREE History electives (3300/4300 level) courses.

Elective Requirements (27 hours)

27 hours of electives may be selected from courses at any level (1300/2300/3300/4300). The History Program recommends that majors dedicate 15 of these hours to completing a College of Human Sciences and Humanities minor.