B.A. in History

BA in History (Thesis Track) Degree Plan (120 hours)
Core Requirements (42 hours)
First Year Seminar3
First Year Seminar
Freshmen Composition I3
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Composition for International Students
Any EN 23XX literature course
Social Science6
Select one from the following: MT 1301, 1302, 1303, 1305, 1411, 2303, 2306, 2412
Natural or Physical Sciences3
Fine Arts3
Select one course from the following:AR 1300, AR 1301, AR 1311, AR 1312, AR 2301, AR 2321, AR 2361, AR 2362, AR 3331, AR 3351, AR 3381, AR 3392, any 3 hr. DM course, 3 hrs. of MU (applied music lessons, ensembles or other MU course)
Foreign Language and International Engagement 6
This requirement is satisfied through one of four ways: (1) One 3-hour course in any language at the 3000 level or above, with a grade of B or better; (2) Two courses (1311 and 1312) in a language not previously studied; (3) Two courses (2311 and 2312) in a language previously studied at the high school or college level; (4) Qualifying scores on an AP or CLEP exam, or both the ACTFL OPI and WPT exams
Philosophy - Self3
Intro to Philosophy
Philosophy - Ethics3
Foundations of Ethics
Theology - God3
Introduction to Theology
Intermediate Theology3
Any TH 33xx course
History Major Courses (36 hours)
HS 1301Historical Analysis: U. S. History to 18773
HS 1302Historical Analysis: U. S. History since 18773
HS 2321Historical Analysis: World History to 15003
HS 2322Historical Analysis: World History since 15003
HS 2331Historical Analysis: Introduction to Latin American History3
Upper Division Electives –Four classes at the HS 3000 level:12
These classes must include at least one course in three of the following subject areas: U.S. History (HS 3300 –19), World/Non-Geographic History (HS 3320 – 29), Latin American History (HS 3330 – 49), European History (HS 3350 –69), Middle Eastern and African History (HS 3370 –79), East Asian History (HS 3380 –89)
HS 4390Historiography, Method and Research3
HS 4391History Thesis I: Historical Writing3
HS 4392History Thesis II:Manuscript Preparation3
Electives (42 hours)42
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline. Students can use these hours to pursue certificates, minors, or second majors.
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Foreign Language3Social Science Course 3
FYE 13013Natural or Physical Science3
EN 13113Foreign Language II3
General Elective3HS 13023
HS 13013General Elective3
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
PL 13013Social Science Course 3
Literature3TH 13013
Mathematics3Fine Arts3
HS 23313HS 23223
HS 23213General Elective*3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
PL 23013IntermediateTheology3
HS 43903HS 43913
HS 33XX3HS 33XX*3
General Elective3General Elective 3
General Elective3General Elective 3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
HS 43923HS 33XX3
HS 33XX*3General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120