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B.A. History

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Bachelor of Arts in History

We offer five curricula in history and three in interdisciplinary studies, plus a minor in history and a minor in African Diaspora Studies.

A degree in History provides students with a critical intellectual framework to assess and understand human affairs. The degree is made up of 120 credit hours that include classes in History, Geography, Political Science among others.

What to Expect as a History Student

Expect to begin developing how to be a creative and flexible problem solver who can make sound judgments and communicate your ideas effectively. Your courses will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how the major civilizations have shaped human behavior over time and space. You should have a working knowledge and an appreciation of the world's cultural diversity.

Degree at a glance

  • Average Class Size: 20
  • Classes are offered online, evenings, and afternoons.

Where will my degree take me??

The BA in History prepares students for a multitude of job opportunities, including : Archivist, Interpreter, Lawyer, Librarian, Museum Curator, Park Ranger, Policy Advisor, Politician, Researcher, Strategist, Teacher


First Year Credit Hours
SEM 101 and 102 Spartan Seminars 2
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG-102 College English II 3
HIS 100 & 101 World History I & II 6
MTH-103 Contemporary Math or higher 3
PED-100 Physical Fitness or higher 1
HED-100 Personal and Community Health 2
BIO-100 Biology 3
BIO-100L Biology Lab or SCI-101L Physical Science Lab 1
CSC-150 or CSC-200 Computer Science 3
HIS 102 and HIS 103 US History Surveys 6


Second Year Credit Hours
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 1
Foreign Language 111 and 112 OR INT 375 or ENG 214 6
HIS-205 Introduction to History 3
ENG 207 World Literature  or FIA 201 or MUS 301 Art or Music Appreciation 3
GEO 130 Principles of Geography 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Social Science or ECN 200 or BUS 175 or POS 100 3
HIS 335 or 336 or 370 or 371 African or African American History 3
ENG 383 or MUS 234 or FIA 370 African American Culture 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
SCI 101 Introduction to Physical Science 3


Third Year

Credit Hours
GEO XXX Geography Elective 3
HIS 313, 314, 315, 328, 337 or 364 US History Electives 6
HIS 305 3 Rs of History 3
HIS 310, 320, 346 or 350 Atlantic World History 6
History Elective 300-400 level 3
CSC 200 or GEO 360, ENG 410 or POS 3XX Skills based elective 3
Electives 5


Fourth Year Credit Hours
Elective 3
HIS 497 Historical Research 3
HIS XXX History Electives (see Skills below) 9
HIS 494 Internship 3
GEO XXX Geography Elective 3
GEO 430 Geography of Slavery 3