In addition to the required 100-level history courses in Western Civilization and/or World History and the 200-level American history survey courses, all students must take HIS 280: Introduction to Public History, HIS 290: Historical Methods, HIS 490: Seminar (a research seminar), at least three credit hours of experiential learning (for adolescence education students, student teaching will count toward experiential learning) and at least 18 credit hours of 300-level or above history classes with a minimum of three credit hours in each of the four categories — United States, Europe, Africa/Asia/Latin America/Middle East, Global/Transnational (and an additional six credit hours distributed across two of the four categories).
For more information, contact the History Department .
Note: The bachelor of arts degree requires intermediate level (202) proficiency in a foreign language.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Source and closely read primary sources and explain their significance for an historical problem.
- Identify historical themes and develop relevant questions in order to carry out inquiry about an historical problem.
- Find and select appropriate primary and secondary sources to address an historical problem.
- Develop an evidence-based argument based on one's own original research in primary sources.
Program Standard Grade Point Average Requirement
The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.
- Program Standard GPA
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 in any HIS course
- History Major Requirements
- 42 credits in any HIS course
- Public history (museum, archives)
- Social work
- Government and nonprofit agencies and organizations
- Public school teacher