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Bachelor of Arts in History

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

A. General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs
Ethics Course Requirement 3 hrs
PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics 3 hrs
B. Foreign Language Requirement 6 sem. hrs
C. Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs
(Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)
D. 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
E. 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
F. Other Electives 28-31 sem. hrs
120 sem. hrs
G. 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.


The Bachelor of Arts in History degree is available at the following locations:

Main Campus, Day Program
Main Campus, Evening Program
Online Campus
Kansas City, MO
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Rolla, MO
Hancock Field, NY
Fort Drum, NY
Fort Worth, TX


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