B.A. in History

Program Information

Historians study various aspects of humanity’s recorded past. Some historians explore the rise and fall of empires, while others describe the everyday lives of men and women. They are interested in every period of the past and all parts of the world.  They seek to understand the forces that have structured human life and the ideas that have shaped the way people perceive and experience their worlds. Historians pay particular attention to the effect of perspectives and values because their discipline involves the interpretation of findings, not just the collection of facts. The Department of History offers a wide range of courses in African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and United States history.  Students may also consider concentrations in pre-law, pre-education, or World History.  As soon as students decide to major in history, visit the department advisor to discuss these options.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement – contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.   Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their course load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101

3

**GSU 1010

1

HIST 2110

3

*Area D Science Sequence “A”

4
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Area C Elective

3

Area B Elective

2

Lab Science “B”

4

HIST 1111

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course is not included in Freshman Learning Communities.

 

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.

Connect locally. HIST 4325 includes visits to local museums, historic neighborhoods and other significant sites, to develop knowledge and expertise on public history and preservation.

Keep history alive. Delve into the creation, preservation, and use of historical records through real work in local, state, and/or federal archives (HIST 4340).

Get career-ready. HIST 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.

Strengthen your voice. Design and complete individual research projects in HIST 4990 (required for all majors).


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

HIST 1112

3

Lang 1001

3

Area B Elective

2

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

POLS 1101

3

Lang 1002

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

Connect locally. HIST 4325 includes visits to local museums, historic neighborhoods and other significant sites, to develop knowledge and expertise on public history and preservation.

Keep history alive. Delve into the creation, preservation, and use of historical records through real work in local, state, and/or federal archives (HIST 4340).

Get career-ready. HIST 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.

Strengthen your voice. Design and complete individual research projects in HIST 4990 (required for all majors).


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

HIST 3000*

4

Area G U.S. Course

4

Course towards minor

3

Course towards minor

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G European

4

Area G World Course

4

Course towards minor

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Notes

*This course fulfills the CTW requirement.

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Connect locally. HIST 4325 includes visits to local museums, historic neighborhoods and other significant sites, to develop knowledge and expertise on public history and preservation.

Keep history alive. Delve into the creation, preservation, and use of historical records through real work in local, state, and/or federal archives (HIST 4340).

Get career-ready. HIST 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.

Strengthen your voice. Design and complete individual research projects in HIST 4990 (required for all majors).


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G Elective

4

Area G Elective

4

Course towards minor

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

***HIST 4990

4

Area G Elective

4

Course towards minor

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 14

Notes

***This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV or resume.
Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Connect locally. HIST 4325 includes visits to local museums, historic neighborhoods and other significant sites, to develop knowledge and expertise on public history and preservation.

Keep history alive. Delve into the creation, preservation, and use of historical records through real work in local, state, and/or federal archives (HIST 4340).

Get career-ready. HIST 4980 internships provide field experience, often leading to recommendations and employment opportunities.

Strengthen your voice. Design and complete individual research projects in HIST 4990 (required for all majors).