History Major (B.A.)

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
History Electives 218
History of Religion 33
HST 110
HST 111
World Civilization I
and World Civilization II
6
HST 211American History Survey I3
HST 212American History Survey II3
HST 301Methods of Historical Research3
HST 302Historical Research and Writing3
Major Support Requirements
Foreign Language 412
Social Science 53
Free Elective27
Total Credit Hours120
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

A history elective may be any HST course numbered 300 or above that is not also used by the student to fulfill another requirement. History majors are strongly advised to take at least two electives that deal primarily with non-Western (Asian, African, Islamic, Latin American, and/or American Indian) history.

3

For a list of HST and REL courses that qualify, please see the department chair.

4

History majors who plan to become certified teachers must take six credits of the same foreign language. All other history majors must complete the intermediate level of a foreign language. Students who complete intermediate level in under 12 credit hours may substitute history electives for the remaining hours of their foreign language requirement. Students intending to pursue a Ph.D. in history should take 18 hours of a foreign language.

5

For the purposes of the history major, courses in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology (but not education) may count as social sciences.

For Those Seeking NYS Teacher Certification 

Foreign Language6
Free Electives (fulfilled by education requirements) 1
PSC 101American National Politics3
MTH Elective3
ECO 113Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics
1

Please refer to the education section for details.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Natural Science 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Social Science 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST Elective 3
HST 211 American History Survey I 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
HST 301 Methods of Historical Research 3
Theology 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST Elective 3
HST 212 American History Survey II 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
HST 302 Historical Research and Writing 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
HST Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Religion 3
Social Science 3
HST Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
HST Elective 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
History of Religion 3
HST Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120