Undergraduate Programs

Major

The undergraduate program 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 broad understanding of the history discipline by gaining a solid foundation in both US and World History.
  2. Bachelor of Arts recipients will exhibit the skills necessary for historical analysis via written and oral narrative.
  3. History majors will produce scholarly material by engaging with 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. 

Next Steps: Degree Requirements | Scholarships

Minor in History

The Department of History offers students a very flexible minor program. 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 declare a minor on their application for graduation.

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 please contact the College of Education at 504-280-1278 to set up an advising appointment.

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How do I change
my major?

Any undergraduate student wanting to change their major 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 office in 273 Milneburg Hall.