Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

History Major, B.A./B.S.

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42 hours; C or better required in all major courses; 2.0 major GPA required *

Elective Courses (27 hours)

History majors must select 6 hours of electives from EACH of the four areas of history, and an additional 3 hours selected from any area. At least two of the elective courses (6 hours) must be taken at the 400-level.

HIST 499  will be counted in the indicated elective area if taken a second time and with a different topic.

History Areas

Area IV - Professional Development

History Teaching (optional)

For students seeking licensure to teach history (grades 5-12), the optional history teaching emphasis identifies courses of greatest benefit. In response to changes in teacher licensing and preparation, a multi-subject Social Science Teaching major is no longer offered. Under the new system, students are required to complete a degree in a particular social science area (such as History) and the Secondary Education Licensure Minor.

* Students seeking to teach history as a secondary school teacher (grades 5-12) are required to complete the 42 hour History major (including HIST 287  and HIST 397  for area IV), 6 additional hours (shown below), and the Secondary Education Licensure minor. Students completing a teacher education program must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, a 2.75 GPA in the secondary education licensure minor, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

Secondary Education Licensure Minor

Students seeking a teaching major that leads to licensure as a secondary school teacher (grades 5-12) are required to complete the Secondary Education Licensure Minor .

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