Students with a degree in history frequently go on to graduate school for history, law, political science, international studies, or multi-disciplinary studies.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
The major in history prepares you for employment in many areas, including state and federal government, civil service, diplomacy, in business for those companies with international markets, and in museums, archival repositories, libraries, historical societies, as well as several other fields. Secondary education students planning to teach history and other social studies fields also benefit from a concentration in history as a content area. Graduates in history frequently go on to graduate school, whether for history, law, political science, international studies, or multi-disciplinary studies.
Requirements for the Major
Requires 36 semester credits including:
HI 105 American History I: Colonial Times to 1877 (3 SH)
HI 106 American History II: 1877 to the Present (3 SH)
HI 400 Historical Research Methodology / Historiography (3 SH)
HI 420 Senior Thesis in History (3 SH)
History Group 1
Students must take six semester credits from the following courses:
HI 125 Modern World History (3 SH)
HI 132 Western Civilization I: Beginnings to 1400 (3 SH)
HI 138 Western Civilization II: 1400 to 1815 (3 SH)
History Group 2
Students must take nine 200-level semester credits from any 200-level HI offerings.
History Group 3
Students must take nine 300-level semester credits from any 300-level HI offerings.