The Department of History offers a major in history. The requirements for the major are the same for students whether or not they plan to seek Teacher Certification in secondary education. The department also offers minors in history for both education and non-education students (see below). The major requires at least 9 credits of foundation courses and at least 30 credits of 200 and 300 level electives distributed over three categories: US, Europe and World. Majors must also take the 3-credit HIST 499,Senior Seminar Capstone Course, for a program total of 42 credits. A minor is also required. HIST 111, Introduction to Historical Study, introduces students to the major and also serves as a written communication course for Category 10 in General Education. The History Department requires all history majors to take this course for their second semester written communication requirement.
Students considering taking history courses should observe the following definitions:
100 - Broad surveys (suitable for all students)
200 - Specialized surveys (suitable for all students)
300 - Intensive studies (suitable for Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores who have completed at least one history course)
Students should consult their departmental advisor or the department chair to plan a program of study to fit their individual, personal and career objectives. A history major is excellent preparation for professional postgraduate training in business, education, law and public administration.