History Degrees

History Degrees

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY 

Studying history prepares students for many interesting and rewarding careers, including law, civil service, journalism, historical research, and teaching. Continued study may include a master's or doctoral degree in history or education or a J.D. in law.

There are no requirements other than the general university requirements for admission to this degree track. 

Course requirements for completion of the major include the following.

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE CREDITS
I. Required
HIST 418*
Capstone Seminar 3
II. Regions Select 1 course from 3 of the following regions 9
  UNITED STATES  
HIST 150 American History to 1865 3
HIST 152 American History Since 1865 3
  EUROPE  
HIST 156 Western Civilization to 1648 3
HIST 158 Early Modern Europe 3
HIST 160 Europe in the 20th Century 3
  LATIN AMERICA  
HIST 162 Introduction to Latin American Civilizations 3
  AFRICA  
HIST 164** Introduction to African Civilizations
**(Cross-listed with AFRO 164)
3
  MIDDLE EAST  
HIST 168 Middle East, Past and Present 3
  ASIA  
HIST 166 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3
III. Upper Level Electives 5 History courses at the 200-400 level 15
IV. Electives 3 History courses at the 100-400 level 9
  Total credits required for the major 36

*HIST 418 constitutes your capstone experience. The course requires you to write a senior thesis. It should not be taken until you have completed at least 18 credit hours of history courses.

MINOR IN HISTORY

Students minor in history by completing the following requirements (24 credits).

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE CREDITS
HIST 418 Capstone Seminar
May be substituted with another 200-400 level history elective
3
  3 History courses at the 100-400 level 9
  2 History courses at the 200-400 level 6
  1 course from each of 2 of the following 6 regions  
  UNITED STATES  
HIST 150 American History to 1865 3
HIST 152 American History Since 1865 3
  EUROPE  
HIST 156 Western Civilization to 1648 3
HIST 158 Early Modern Europe 3
HIST 160 Europe in the 20th Century 3
  LATIN AMERICA  
HIST 162 Introduction to Latin American Civilizations 3
  AFRICA  
HIST 164 Introduction to African Civilizations 3
  MIDDLE EAST  
HIST 168 Middle East, Past and Present 3
  ASIA  
HIST 166 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3
  Total credits required for the minor 24

 

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