Majoring in History
History major is a 36 credit major which provides a base foundation in
U.S., global and themes in history, allowing the student to specialize
in regional areas, global and comparative themes in history, or U.S.
history, as the major progresses from freshman to senior year. A methods
and writing seminar is required of all majors, as is a capstone senior
research seminar. Students have the option of applying to the School of
Education for teacher certification, as well as applying to the History
Honors Program and working with faculty in independent study courses and
student-faculty research collaboration.
The History major consists of a minimum of 36 credits:
- 6 credits from 100-level history courses (101, 102, 176, 177).
- 9 credits from 200-level history courses. The 9 credits should be distributed according to the following guidelines:
- At least 3 credits from 200-level Global or Comparative history courses (201-215).
- At least 3 credits from 200-level Regional history courses (216-275).
- History 300.
- 15 credits from 300-level history courses. The 15 credits should be distributed according to the following guidelines:
- At least 3 credits from 300-level Global or Comparative history courses (301-315).
- At least 3 credits from 300-level Regional history courses (316-375).
- At least 3 credits from 300-level U.S. history courses (376-395).
- History 489 or 490.
A listing of courses and course descriptions is available at the University Catalog.