Feb 27, 2024
The B.A. program in History offers its majors intensive studies of historical and contemporary events and issues, using primary sources and field experience, as well as internships. These introduce the student to the methodologies needed in graduate school and in careers related to History. Among such careers are law, library science, journalism, teaching and government.
The student will:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of American and World history
- Apply historical methodology to a significant research project
- Demonstrate skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking and presentation
- Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of career choices and graduate studies
Program requirements (33-36 credits)
Majors in History are expected to maintain a C or better in all courses in the major.
Required courses (12-15 credits)
Electives (21 credits)
Electives must include at least 18 credits of courses at 200-level or above, including at least two 200-level or above courses in non-American History and at least one 300-level course. Students are allowed to use another 100-level course toward their electives if they so choose.
History majors seeking teaching licensure should speak to the teacher licensure officer about specific course selection requirements.
Legal studies focus
For students interested in learning more about law
Three courses (9 credits)