Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts in History
This degree provides a general Liberal Arts program, including 12 hours of foreign language, for those who do not wish to acquire teacher certification. This Bachelor of Arts degree allows the student to achieve a major in history with 30 hours of course work, or a minor with 21 hours.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in History
This degree program tends to meet the academic needs not ordinarily available in other degree programs. In addition to the required University core curriculum, this degree is designed to allow the student more freedom in selecting a course of study. History is one of the subject areas offered in the Liberal Studies Program with a minimum number of hours required in each area.
Bachelor of Science in Education
This degree is for those interested in teaching history on the high school level. Students earning this degree must complete 27 hours of history and meet the admission and retention requirements of the teacher education program.
Bachelor of Arts with majors available in French and Spanish
This degree is for those interested in seeking teaching certification in a foreign language teaching field. Students earning this degree must complete 36 hours of the same language, and meet the admission and retention requirements of the teacher education program.
Minor in Gender Studies
Students wishing to minor in gender studies must complete SY 368, Theories of Gender, and an additional 18 semester hours from the following list of gender studies courses: AN 345, AN 361, EH 420, HY 436, SY 322, SY 367, SW 360, SW 365, or SW 380. Students must complete classes drawn from at least three different programs.
Students may also complete up to 6 hours of the required 18 hours in non-designated courses that have been approved by the gender studies committee on a by-contract basis. Students wishing to take non-designated courses for gender studies credit must submit to the gender studies committee a contract for each non-designated course signed by both the instructor of record and the student, detailing how the student will create a gendered curriculum within the established framework of the course and course assignments. Students wishing to submit a proposal for a by-contract course should see the gender studies advisor for the required form and pertinent information.
Master of Arts in History
Students seeking this degree may select the Thesis or Non Thesis Option.
The Thesis Option requires a total of 30 semester hours, 21 of which must be in approved history courses. Three hours may be taken in a related field approved by the head of the department.
The Non-Thesis Option requires a total of 30 semester hours, 27 of which must be taken in a related field approved by the head of the department.
In both the Thesis and Non-Thesis Options, students must satisfy the 12 semester-hour undergraduate foreign language requirement.
Master of Science in Education: History
In addition to the requirements established by the College of Education and Professional Studies, students seeking this degree must take 12 semester hours in History courses.
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
This degree is characterized by its flexibility. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, 18 of which must come from 2 of the fields listed in the catalog (one of which is History). The remaining 12 hours may be completed from fields selected by the student and their advisor. There is both a Thesis and Non-Thesis Option.