A MAJOR in history requires 33 CREDIT HOURS

These hours include five (5) required HIS courses (15 credit hours), GEO 231, (3 credit hours) and five (5) elective courses (15 credit hours) to be chosen from history and political science, as indicated in the curriculum chart. History and political science electives are available to students as three (3) possible tracks or emphases: American History (HIS 230, HIS 233, HIS 333, HIS 433 and PSC 231); Black History (HIS 233, HIS 333, HIS 335, HIS 431 and HIS 432), and World History (HIS 234, HIS 334, HIS 337, HIS 338 and HIS 434).

A MINOR in history requires 18 CREDIT HOURS

These hours include HIS 231, HIS 232, HIS 430, and nine (9) hours of electives.


Students graduating with degrees in History will:

  • 1. Know the major aspects of history and facts that are important in the development of civilization.
  • 2. Understand the social, economic, and political trends in history, both past and present.
  • 3. Be prepared for teaching in the area of history.
  • 4. Have a strong foundation for pursuing further studies in graduate and/or professional schools.
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