The history major is an excellent preparation for careers in education, law, business, government, public administration, journalism, and many other fields. The major imparts broad knowledge of historical events and processes, hands-on research experience, refined writing ability, and advanced skills in critical analysis. The major combines well with the University Honors Program and can easily accommodate double majors and minors in thematic and area studies programs.
Students are required to meet with their advisers at least once each semester to plan their program in light of their abilities and special interests, and to evaluate progress toward completion of the history degree requirements.
The department recommends that students acquire competency in at least one foreign language through the third- year level. This is particularly important for those who plan to pursue graduate studies.
Note: Students may elect to take courses as a two-semester sequence to fulfill College of Arts and Sciences core requirements, but a sequence is not required for the history major.
Note: SCED students, in addition to their two 1000-level introductory courses, are permitted to take World History I & II, which will count toward the 9 required credits of additional history electives.
Note:HIST 5711 Honors Research is pursued in addition to the 36-credit major.
Courses that count toward the pre-1750 distribution requirement include:
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