Dec 06, 2022
History Mission Statement
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, 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. The program also includes the interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies, Sustainability Studies, Shakespeare Studies, and Women and Gender Studies Minors. 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, experience that together provide foundations for engaged citizens and lifelong learning.
General Education Core
See General Education
- Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
- Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits
NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the Experiential Education Requirement courses for graduation.
Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE Program (1-3 Credits)
Complete One Track:
Original Project Track (3 Credits)
Students create a project of their own design
Select Project Track (2 Credits)
Students select a project from the designated list
Degree Requirements (16 Credits)
BA Degree — Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)
History Major Curriculum Summary (B.A.)
History Major Requirements (36 Credits)
Required Courses (6 Credits)
Also required (6 Credits)
One of the following (3 Credits)
Must take one of the following courses that emphasize diversity:
History Elective Credits (21)
- A student must take at least 21 hours of elective credit.
- No more than 12 lower division credits will be accepted toward a History or History Teaching Major.
- A history major must pass HIST 4990 with a “B-” or better grade.
- No Grade below a “C-” is acceptable in the major.
Other Electives (33 Credits)
Free Electives (33 Credits)
- Free Electives may be taken (to complete BA/BS requirements, recommended free electives from the Department, etc.) as required to reach 120 total credits.
Total Credits, B.A. degree: 120