2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

History, B.A.

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The History major prepares students for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in History. The aim is to provide students an understanding of the breadth and depth of the human past while simultaneously learning the methods of historical analysis that are central to critical thinking. In addition to learning about important events, people and cultures, history majors learn about causation, textual interpretation and comparative analysis. History majors also gain a familiarity with the diversity of world cultures and learn to look at social problems in a global perspective.

History majors graduate well-prepared for teaching, museum work and graduate study in history and other fields. However, because a vital component of the program is learning how to speak, read and write critically, the history major prepares students for a wide variety of professions, including law, public service, international affairs, non-profit work, journalism and public relations.

History, Minor 

Requirements for a Major in History (B.A. Degree)

A minimum of 30 semester hours including


Within the electives, students must take a minimum of six semester hours in elective courses from the United States History Tier and a minimum of six semester hours in elective courses from the Global History Tier.

Whether or not the students decide to focus on the U.S. Tier or the Global Tier, total history electives must amount to no less than 24 semester hours. A student who contemplates teaching history and/or pursuing graduate studies in history should gain a working knowledge of at least one and preferably two modern foreign languages. Recommended electives: courses in economics, political science, sociology, philosophy, literature and church history.

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