Apr 17, 2021
The History program is committed to preparing undergraduate students to understand their historical and cultural heritage. It supports the University’s mission by emphasizing excellence in teaching with courses grounded in the liberal arts and sciences tradition, a curriculum designed to foster knowledge of human cultures and instill intellectual and practical skills involving inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork, and problem solving. The history discipline supports the General Education program at the University. In cooperation with the College of Education and Human Performance, the department prepares students for teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools, and it works to qualify majors for graduate study and advanced administrative specialization. In keeping with the University’s mission, the program emphasizes personal and social responsibility by requiring students to complete projects involving civic engagement, experiential learning, and service learning that elevate students’ civic knowledge, intercultural competence, and ethical reasoning, experiences that together provide foundations for engaged citizens and lifelong learning.
- History majors may be recommended for a state of Utah teaching licensure in the secondary schools by earning a bachelor’s degree. Students interested in teaching are required to take SOSC 4900 and SOSC 4980 and complete the sequence of professional education courses offered through the College of Education and Human Performance.
- No more than 15 lower division (1000 and/or 2000 level) credits will be accepted towards the History Teaching major.
- No grade below a C- will be accepted.
- This list identifies the History major credits and courses necessary to complete the History Major portion of an undergraduate History Teaching Degree at SUU. The SUU College of Education and Human Performance requires additional courses and credits in order to complete the education/licensure portion of this major.
General Education Requirement (32-36 Credits)
See General Education .
- Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
- Knowledge Area Requirements 20-23 credits
Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)
NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the EDGE courses for graduation.
See Experiential Education .
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)
B.A. Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits)
** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult a Student Success Advisor for details.
History Teaching Major Requirements (38 Credits)
Required Classes (28 Credits)
Complete Three Courses (9 Credits)
At Least 1 Credit of Upper-Division History Electives (1 Credit)
- HIST Elective (Upper Division) 1 credit (minimum)
Electives 32 credits (minimum)
- Free Electives may be taken (to complete BA/BS requirements, recommended free electives from the Department, etc.) as required to reach 120 total credits.
Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure (38-43 Credits)
To qualify for a teaching license, students must also complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Family Development. Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the College of Education and Human Performance. Please consult your advisor or the Department or Teacher Education for further instruction.
Total Credits, B.A. degree: 120