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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History & Political Science, History Concentration, B.A.

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The College of Arts & Sciences provides an individualized program encompassing communication and language, historical and political awareness, and multicultural appreciation for students who will be the citizens of the global village of the 21st century.

History is the study of past cultures and their relationship to the present conditions of human civilization. The study of history allows human beings to put their own ideas and actions into a far greater context of human experience, and to compare themselves to peoples of other times and places. History gives perspective and balance, among the most useful and practical traits human beings can have. The discipline of history also teaches students to think rigorously, interpret, and communicate. History is recognized as excellent training for many professions, including law and public service, policy-making in business and government, teaching and academics, and medicine.

Mission and Outcomes: History

  1. Develop a base of historical knowledge through examining a wide range of historical information.
  2. Investigate historical thinking in order to recognize the past as distinct from the present.
  3. Demonstrate historical skills through historical inquiry.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationships between governmental institutions and society.

History Concentration - 48 Credit Hours

Select 15 credit hours of upper level History electives:


Select 6 credit hours of Political Science courses: *


Complete 6 credit hours in a Foreign Language sequence: **


One of the above language courses may be used to fulfill the GEC language requirement.

* Cross-listed courses (HTY/POS) may be used to fulfill either HTY or POS elective requirements, but not both.

** Each of the two, 3-credit courses in the foreign language sequence must be in the SAME foreign language.

Select general electives to bring total earned hours to 120

Total credits required for degree: 120

  • Minimum cumulative GPA for graduation: 2.00
  • Cumulative GPA in the major and concentration: 2.25

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