Undergraduate Programs

What can you do with a History Degree?

History students pursue a variety of careers and can work in education, government agencies, the legal field, publishing, the film industry, museums, archives, libraries, and historic preservation organizations.  All these careers require the research, analytical, and writing skills for which a history major is excellent preparation.

Undergraduate Degree Programs in History:

Bachelor of Arts:
American Studies (more information)

Bachelor of Science:
Secondary Education: History -- Social Studies Endorsement (more information)
Elementary Education: History, American Studies

Minor Programs:
American History
European History
African-American Studies
Religion Studies (more information)

Requirements: Bachelor of Arts in History (Also available in the evenings):

Completion of all General Education requirements, the courses and credits listed below and additional free electives to total a minimum of 122 semester hours, including physical education and foreign language.

HIS 151 Introduction to Historical Research
HIS 186 Europe: Ancient and Medieval
HIS 187 Modern Europe
HIS 248 American History: to 1877
HIS 249 American History: Since 1877
HIS 350 Historiography
HIS 490 Senior Seminar

Four advanced level history courses (200 and above)
Two 100-level or above non-western culture courses

Minor in History:
Two courses at the 100 level
Four courses at the 200 or higher level

Minor in American History:
HIS 151, HIS 248, HIS 249
Three American History courses at the 200 or higher level

Minor in European History:
HIS 151, HIS 186, HIS 187
Three European History courses at the 200 or higher level

Minor in African-American Studies:
AAS 100, AAS 350
Twelve (12) semester hours must be selected from the following courses:
SOC 200, AAS/NWC 109, AAS/NWC 113, AAS/HIS 219,
AAS/GEO 251, AAS/HIS 284, AAS/HIS 285

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