Aug 17, 2022  
2015-2016 General Catalog 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

History Major, B.S.


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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. 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.

General Education Core


See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements


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 (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


BS Degree  Math or Science minimum requirement (12 credits)

History Major Curriculum Summary (B.S.)


History Major Requirements (36 Credits)


History Elective Credits (21)


  1. A student must take at least 21 hours of elective credit.
  2. No more than 12 lower division credits will be accepted toward a History or History Teaching Major.
  3. A history major must pass HIST 4990  with a “B-” or better grade.
  4. No Grade below a “C-” is acceptable in the major.

Other Electives (37 Credits)


Free Electives 37 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.S. degree: 120


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