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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
    
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major (B.A.)


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This major is designed for students who desire a broad liberal arts education. The history program includes the Christian Studies core, a strong general education distribution of courses, and the major emphasis in history. The content and skills learned from a history major are a first step toward a variety of careers including business, civil service, education, journalism, library science, and public administration. A history major can serve as an excellent pre-seminary or legal studies program and as the foundation for graduate study in history and other fields such as political science and social service. The elective hours in the history program may be applied toward a number of concentrations and minors.

Program Requirements


I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits


II. General Education - 39 Credits


III. History Major - 42 Credits


IV. Electives - 14 Credits *


At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the History Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the History major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Footnote:


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

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