Undergraduate Programs in History

The History Major

The undergraduate program in history offers an introduction to historical studies, with survey classes covering broad historical periods and upper-level courses focusing on more specific national, regional, and thematic topics. All history majors will learn the fundamentals of historical research in a seminar designed specifically for them.

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in History

  1. History majors will demonstrate understanding of the history discipline by interpretation of primary source documents.
  2. History majors will exhibit the skills necessary for historical analysis via written and oral narrative.
  3. History majors will produce scholarly material by demonstrating the use of both primary and secondary sources.

Areas of Interest

President John Kennedy United States History

United States history covers the development of the United States from the history of early exploration through modern times.

Non-western History ConcentrationNon-Western History

Examine history from a variety of non-Western cultural perspectives - African, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American.

European History ConcentrationEuropean History

Learn about the cultural, economic, political and social developments that have shaped today's world through the study of European History. 

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Minor in History

The Department of History and Philosophy offers students a very flexible minor program in history. To achieve a minor in history, the student must complete 18 hours credit in history with a 2.0 average. At least six hours must be in courses numbered 3000 or above. Students must declare their minor in history in the semester before they intend to graduate using the Change Program of Study Form found on the Registrar's website.

Degree Requirements

Minor in Education

A Minor in Education is available to history majors, which leads to state certification for middle and high school teaching of social studies. To be admitted for a minor in education, please contact the College of Liberal Arts and Education to set up an advising appointment.

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How do I change
my major?

Undergraduate student wanting to change majors should contact the Undergraduate Coordinator.

Email: Nikki Brown, Ph.D.

How do I declare my History Minor?

Any undergraduate student interested in pursuing the history minor may add the minor by visiting the College of Liberal Arts and Education office in the Bicentennial Education Building.