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Bachelor of Arts in History

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History majors acquire an education that promotes citizenship and personal enrichment while preparing them for a wide range of professional career goals. The History program helps to prepare majors for graduate or law school, teacher education, public service and private sector careers. Internship opportunities are available.

Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements

38-41 sem. hrs

  Ethics Course Requirement

3 hrs

  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics 3 hrs


Foreign Language Requirement

6 sem. hrs


Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)


Core Requirements

18 sem. hrs

  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  HIST 101View Syllabus Western Civilization I or 3 hrs
  HIST 111View Syllabus World History to 1500
  HIST 102View Syllabus Western Civilization II or 3 hrs
  HIST 112View Syllabus World History Since 1500
  HIST 121View Syllabus American History to 1877 3 hrs
  HIST 122View Syllabus American History Since 1877 3 hrs
  HIST 294View Syllabus Introduction to the Historian's Craft 3 hrs
  HIST 494View Syllabus Historical Research & Methods 3 hrs


History Electives

24 sem. hrs

  Nine semester hours selected from the following United States History Emphasis:
  HIST 312View Syllabus Twentieth Century American Diplomatic History 3 hrs
  HIST 318View Syllabus The U.S. and the Vietnam War 3 hrs
  HIST 321View Syllabus History of the Modern U.S. 3 hrs
  HIST 342View Syllabus American Civil War 3 hrs
  HIST 350View Syllabus American Revolution 3 hrs
  HIST 352View Syllabus American Environmental History 3 hrs
  HIST 362View Syllabus History of the American West 3 hrs
  HIST 370View Syllabus American Military History 3 hrs
  HIST 371View Syllabus History of American Business 3 hrs
  HIST 372View Syllabus American Indian History* 3 hrs
  HIST 373View Syllabus Women and Gender in American History 3 hrs
  HIST 374View Syllabus African American History 3 hrs
  Nine semester hours selected from the following European History Emphasis:
  HIST 303View Syllabus History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hrs
  HIST 329View Syllabus Warfare,Witches and the Outlines of Modern Life: Early Modern Europe, 1550-1700
  HIST 332View Syllabus The European Renaissance 3 hrs
  HIST 334View Syllabus The European Enlightenment 3 hrs
  HIST 335View Syllabus Nineteenth Century Europe 3 hrs
  HIST 336View Syllabus Twentieth Century Europe 3 hrs
  HIST 337View Syllabus Fascism in Europe, 1900-1945 3 hrs
  HIST 340View Syllabus Philosophy of Revolution 3 hrs
  HIST 358View Syllabus The Making of Modern Britain 3 hrs
  HIST 359View Syllabus Rise and Fall of the British Empire 3 hrs
  HIST 381View Syllabus History of Christianity: The Early Church 3 hrs
  HIST 382View Syllabus Christianity in the Modern World 3 hrs
  Six semester hours selected from the following World History Emphasis:
  HIST 304View Syllabus History of Latin America* 3 hrs
  HIST 314View Syllabus Modern China* 3 hrs
  HIST 316View Syllabus Modern Japan* 3 hrs
  HIST 319View Syllabus (ANTH 319) History and Democracy of the Modern Middle East 3 hrs
  HIST 322View Syllabus (WMST 322) Women and Gender in World History 3 hrs
  HIST 339View Syllabus (ANTH 339) History of Modern Africa 3 hrs
  HIST 348View Syllabus World War II 3 hrs
  HIST 391View Syllabus Imperial Russia* 3 hrs
  HIST 392View Syllabus History of Russia 1825 to Present 3 hrs
  HIST 394View Syllabus Modern Historiography: the West and the World 3 hrs


Other Electives

28-31 sem. hrs


120 sem. hrs


HIST 494, Historical Research and Methods, is the culminating evaluative course that assesses the outcomes of the major. Students (majors) must pass the course with a grade of C or higher prior to graduation.

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