Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    Jan 30, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major

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In the History major, students develop a broad understanding of religious, American, European and nonwestern history. Emphasis is also placed on historical inquiry - the art of doing history. The program is designed to assist students in developing a Christian perspective of history. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue graduate studies in history, law, ministry, as well as a variety of administrative and service careers in Christian social service agencies, relief ministries, civil service and government agencies, and public administration.

Students interested in teaching History may earn an endorsement for Secondary Social Studies Licensure Program: B.A. History (CUS)  by completing the History major and the appropriate requirements of the School of Education.

The Bachelor of Arts in History requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
History Major Core (33 credit hours)
Electives (39 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

History Major (33 credit hours)

Major Core (27 credit hours)

History Electives (6 credit hours)

Choose 6 credit hours from upper level (300 or above) courses with an HIS/POL/GLS prefix not already applied to requirements for the major (not including any credits received for Teaching Assistantships).


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