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Bachelor of Arts in History

The study of history increases our capacity to think critically
and to form independent judgments. Examination of various
ages and cultures helps students understand the present world
and intelligently anticipate the future.
The History Department encourages its majors to involve
themselves in off-campus programs of study and internships,
particularly the Department’s Great Cities Program, which gives
students the opportunity to experience directly and to enjoy the
history and culture of some of the great cities of the world, such
as London, Paris, Dublin, Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, , Quebec
City, Seoul and Mexico City.

Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in history must satisfy
University Core Curriculum requirements and the College
speech requirement, COMM 210. In addition, students
must successfully complete the 14 courses listed below and a
sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are
encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major.

HIST 101 History of Western Civilization I  
HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II  
HIST 151 United States History I  
HIST 152 United States History II  
HIST 203 Dimensions of History and Lab  

History Electives:

Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in European History
Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in U.S. History
Two Upper Level (300 or above) courses in African, Asian and/or Latin American History
Two Upper Level (300 or above) History courses
HIST 420 Senior Seminar  

Note: Upper-level American Studies courses may be used to satisfy United States History degree requirements.