Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in History

Professors: John L.S. Daley, James B.M. Schick, Kelly A. Woestman

Associate Professors: Jonathan F. Dresner, Stephen A. Harmon

Assistant Professor: Kirstin L. Lawson

Instructor: Randy E. Roberts (Professor and Interim Dean of Library Studies)

This degree program is designed to provide students with a solid and varied experience in history, suitable for a liberal arts education as well as an adequate preparation for advanced professional study, in law for example. The requirements for the BA degree follow.

The student seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in History must meet the requirements for a major in history as shown below, complete a minor from the list of approved minor fields in the general state­ment on this degree elsewhere in this catalog, and fulfill the university’s general education requirements. All candidates for this degree should consult the appropriate sections of this catalog for the general requirements for the degree.

A BA in history shall consist of at least 37 semester hours including 12 in American History, 12 in World History, 3 in HIST 430 History: Theory and Practice, 1 in HIST 699 Senior Assessment, and nine elective hours in history.  A minimum of 25 hours shall be in courses numbered 300-799.

  • I. General Education Requirements (50-55 hours)

    Some general education courses may apply toward major or minor requirements listed below.

  • II. Major (History) Requirements (25 hours must be upper division) (37 hours)*

    • History electives  (9 hours)

    * Three of these hours can be met by General Education requirement.

  • III. Minor Field Requirements (20-27 hours)

    An appropriate minor field will be selected from the following disciplines:

    art, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computing, multicultural studies, economics, English, family and consumer sciences, geography, international studies, mathematics, military science, modern language and literatures, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

  • IV. Electives sufficient to total a minimum of 124 hours

    4-17 hours of electives based on hours taken to complete general education and minor areas.



    NOTE: It is easily possible for a BA candidate to select and accomplish a double major by meeting appropriate requirements instead of filling his program with free electives.

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