May 06, 2021
The History major offers students a detailed study of world civilizations with an emphasis on issues impacting our contemporary world. Students will develop critical skills needed to assess both primary and secondary sources to better understand the past.
The major must complete 120 semester hours of University courses. Included in the 120 semester hours are a minimum of 36 hours of courses in history. In addition, 18 semester hours of the history major must be in 300 or 400 level history courses. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in these courses. The student must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and 2.75 in history courses. Majors will also master research skills necessary to develop an historical argument or thesis. Students must complete 12 credit hours in a foreign language. Effective written communication is a significant emphasis.
General Education Requirements
All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099 does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.
Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9
Discipline A: Arts
One course from each of two different disciplines (A, D and B):
Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6
Students must select one course in each of two disciplines:
Discipline A: Social Sciences
Discipline B: Behavioral Sciences
Curriculum Area III - Biological and Physical Sciences: Credits 7
Students must complete 7-8 credit hours from the following courses:
Curriculum Area IV – Mathematics: Credits 3
Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9
Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 7
Additional Courses: Credits 6
Students must complete 6 credits of 100/200 level General Education courses from among the following disciplines: EDHE, BUED, ENGL, SOWK, HIST, SOCI, POLI, EDCI, EDSP, and PSYC.
Total Required for General Education: Credits 41
1Students must pass ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .
2Honors students should take honors courses.
History Major Core Requirements: Credits 79
Program Core I: Credits 18
Program Core II: Credits 18
History BA: Program Core II: Students must complete 18 additional credits of 300/400 level History courses earning at least a “C” in each course The following list of course provides options for students but is in no way a comprehensive list. Please see advisor in selecting courses.
History Major Support: Credits 30
Support III: Credits 12
Students must complete 12 Credit hours in one foreign language
Support IV: Credits 6
Students must complete 6 credit hours of 300/400 level courses in: ARTS, MUSI, THAR, or ENGL.
History Free Electives: Credits 13
Students must complete at least 13 credit hours of Free Electives as defined by the Academic Department.
Curriculum Guide for History