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Program Requirements

Students who complete the major requirements for a bachelor of arts (BA) in history will gain an understanding of world civilizations and their development over time that will encourage them to actively engage in their own world through disciplined reflection on significant people, events, and dynamics.

Major Requirements

36 hours of major coursework
120 total credits for graduation

Minor Requirements:

20 semester hours

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Course Descriptions

The following descriptions are a sample of courses you may take as a History major. For a complete list of required courses, please review the academic catalog.

Development of an industrial and urban society and its political, economic, social, and intellectual significance; emergence as a world power.


An introduction to the cultures and historical developments of the major world regions and their global interactions from the establishment of sedentary societies to ca. 1500 C.E. This course is required of History majors.


An introduction to the cultures and historical developments of the major world regions and their global interactions from ca. 1500 C.E. to the present. This course is required of History majors.


Capstone seminar in advanced historical research of a major integrative theme. Explicit focus on the sources of history, research methods, trends in historiography, and philosophies of history. Major paper required incorporating insights derived from the course.