B.A. in History
The study of history explores our shared and diverse past, providing an essential context and perspective on the contemporary world. Studying history enhances a student's ability to think and reason, to communicate effectively, and to organize systematically, evaluate, and interpret information. These are essential skills demanded of today's young professionals and graduate students.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
General Education Requirements
See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.
A major in history for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours, which may include a maximum of three survey-level courses (100-level courses) and must include at least one advanced research course from Hst 494, 498, or 499. Of these 33 hours, students must take at least 6 hours in each of the department's three main focus areas: a) American history, b) European history, and c) histories of other regions. The Department of History website has the list of courses that meet these three areas. History majors should also take courses that reflect the chronological diversity of course offerings.
Other Academic Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all Hst courses applied by a student toward either a major or minor in history.