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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History BA

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The Department of Social Sciences’ history program provides students with a general understanding of the development of American, European, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern civilizations. Special attention is given to the problems of modernization and the increasing connections between societies around the globe.

The program encourages you to develop your analytical capacities, research skills, and writing talents, which, in turn, stand you in good stead as you pursue a career in law, education, journalism, government service, or the private sector.

The courses you choose to meet the requirements for the history major may not count as General Education Program courses. The chairperson must approve any variation from the required program. See your advisor for further information.


Degree Requirements

General Education Program 34 Hours

Further information is listed in the General Education Program 

History Survey Courses 12 Hours
History Upper-Division Courses 24 Hours
Elective Courses 50 Hours

Total Hours Required

120 hours

History Core-Requisite (3 Hours)

History Upper-Division Courses (Minimum of 24 Hours)

Choose a total of 8 courses (24 credit hours) from the following list of classes. TWO courses must be drawn from EACH of the four categories.  To receive credit toward the major, students must achieve a grade “C” or higher.

Elective Courses (50 Hours)

Students majoring in history are free to select elective courses from any of the University’s offerings that may be beneficial. See your faculty advisor for course suggestions and information on minors in economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, or women’s studies.

Special Notes

  • HIST 1199, HIST 2299, HIST 3399, and HIST 4499 (special topics courses), with the authorization of the history program coordinator or the social science department chairperson, can be substituted for courses required for the major.
  • To receive credit towards the major students must achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all required history courses.
  • History courses taken on a pass/no-credit or audit basis will not count toward the major.


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