Department of History and Philosophy

Programs / B.A. in History

The Bachelor of Arts in History

The program of study in history offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors complete several “major requirements” which provide needed background in research and writing, in the theory of the discipline, and in the various fields of history. Students must also complete a capstone experience including two research seminars. Students needing a writing sample or other credential for career advancement or graduate study can complete a Senior Thesis. A degree in history is useful to students interested in careers involving critical thinking, research and oral and written communication. It serves as a prerequisite for graduate study in a number of fields, including history and many other social science disciplines, education, law, and theology. A degree in history prepares students for careers in government, the international arena, law, theology, business, non-profit work, as well as for graduate study.

Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

Lower Division Major Requirements (AREA F) - 18 Credit Hours

Must pass with grade of "C" or better.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 1111
    -or-
    HIST 1112
    Pre-Modern World History

    Modern World History
    3
  • HIST 2111
    -or-
    HIST 2112
    United States History to 1877

    United States History Since 1877
    3
  • HIST 2206
    Origins of Great Traditions
    3
  • FL 2001
    Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture I
    3
  • FL 2002
    Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture II
    3
  • GEOG 1101
    World Regional Geography
    3

Upper Division Major Requirements (AREA F) - 39 Credit Hours

Must pass with grade of "C" or better.

I. Non-Western History Courses - (6 Credit Hours)

Choose at least two:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3305
    The World Since 1945
    3
  • HIST 3334
    The Africans in the Diaspora
    3
  • HIST 3357
    Africans in Asia
    3
  • HIST 3358
    Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean
    3
  • HIST 3366
    History of Mexico and Central America
    3
  • HIST 3367
    History of Brazil
    3
  • HIST 3372
    Ancient to Pre-Modern China
    3
  • HIST 3373
    Modern India and South Asia
    3
  • HIST 3374
    Modern China and Japan
    3
  • HIST 3375
    Silk Road
    3
  • HIST 3379
    Central Asia in World History
    3
  • HIST 3382
    North Africa and the Middle East in Modern Times
    3
  • HIST 3390
    History of the Atlantic World
    3
  • HIST 3391
    History of West Africa
    3
  • HIST 3392
    History of Southern, Eastern and Central Africa
    3
  • HIST 3393
    Emerging Themes in African History
    3
  • HIST 4453
    World War I
    3
  • HIST 4456
    World War II
    3
  • HIST 4475
    War and Revolution in Southeast Asia
    3
  • HIST 4490
    Special Topics in History (as appropriate)
    3
II. European History Courses - (6 Credit Hours)

Choose at least two:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3337
    Greek and Roman History
    3
  • HIST 3342
    The Holocaust
    3
  • HIST 3350
    England to 1688
    3
  • HIST 3351
    Modern England
    3
  • HIST 3355
    Modern Ireland
    3
  • HIST 3360
    Russian Empire to 1917
    3
  • HIST 3361
    Themes in Slavic and Eastern European Studies
    3
  • HIST 4428
    The Third Reich
    3
  • HIST 4440
    Medieval Europe
    3
  • HIST 4442
    History of Religious Tolerance
    3
  • HIST 4444
    Renaissance and Reformation Europe
    3
  • HIST 4445
    Age of Enlightenment
    3
  • HIST 4454
    Twentieth Century Europe
    3
  • HIST 4455
    Twentieth Century Russia
    3
  • HIST 4490
    Special Topics in History (as appropriate)
    3
III. U.S. History Courses - (6 Credit Hours)

Choose at least two:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3304
    History of Georgia
    3
  • HIST 3310
    The Old South
    3
  • HIST 3311
    The New South
    3
  • HIST 3315
    The History of the American West
    3
  • HIST 3321
    Diplomatic History of the United States
    3
  • HIST 333
    History of Religion in the U.S.
    3
  • HIST 3332
    U.S. Social and Cultural History
    3
  • HIST 3333
    African American History to 1865
    3
  • HIST 3335
    African American History, 1865 to Present
    3
  • HIST 3340
    U.S. Military Experience
    3
  • HIST 3341
    Women in U.S. History and Culture
    3
  • HIST 3345
    Business & Economic History of United States
    3
  • HIST 4410
    Colonial America to 1763
    3
  • HIST 4411
    The American Revolution
    3
  • HIST 4412
    The Early Republic
    3
  • HIST 4415
    Jacksonian America
    3
  • HIST 4451
    Civil War and Reconstruction
    3
  • HIST 4461
    Gilded Age & Progressive Era
    3
  • HIST 4471
    Recent United States History
    3
  • HIST 4490
    Special Topics in History (as appropriate)
    3
IV. 3000-4000 Level History Courses - (3-6 Credit Hours)

At least one but no more than two 3000-4000 level History courses from the list above plus:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3325
    Introduction to Public History
    3
  • HIST 3326
    Historic Preservation
    3
  • HIST 3327
    Architectural History
    3
  • HIST 3328
    Introduction to Archives and Records Management
    3
  • HIST 3376
    Historiographical Debates
    3
  • HIST 3377
    History of Science
    3
  • HIST 3378
    History of Technology
    3
  • HIST 3388
    Major Themes in Environmental History
    3
  • HIST 4425
    Oral History
    3
  • HIST 4426
    Documentation and Interpretation of Historic Sites
    3
  • HIST 4430
    Museum Studies
    3
  • HIST 4435
    History and Memory
    3
  • HIST 4490
    Special Topics in History (as appropriate)
    3
  • HIST 3398
    Internship
    3
  • HIST 3396
    Cooperative Study
    3
  • HIST 4400
    Directed Study
    3
V. 3000-4000 Level History Courses - (15-18 Credit Hours)

Upper-level courses in appropriate minor, certificate program or related disciplines, in consultation with advisor. Students are encouraged to enroll in an internship or study abroad experience.

Free Electives - 12 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)