The history major includes a number of core courses in global, US history, geography, government, sociology, psychology, and the American economy. As a discipline in the liberal arts and humanities, history encourages students to think critically, to argue logically, and to examine the values of their society and those of other societies.
History majors must meet the following requirements: a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from all colleges attended; and a 2.5 GPA in history content courses. History majors seeking teacher certification must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all professional coursework for all colleges attended.
These standards apply to admission into the major as well as to graduation. History majors must complete 39 credit hours in history coursework, 21 hours of which must be in upper-division courses (300 level or above). History culminates with a senior capstone course that gives students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills by conducting an independent research project.
Baccalaureate Degree and Residency Requirements
All requirements for an undergraduate degree are listed under the Academic Policies and Regulations section in this catalog. These requirements include a graduation requirement of at least one course in religion or theology.
General Education Requirements
The 42 credit hours of general education requirements are presented in the General Education section in this catalog. A course that meets a general education requirement may also meet a course requirement in the major or a course requirement in another discipline.