BA History

The Bachelor of Arts in History helps students look to the past as they study historical facts and historiography while combining use of in-depth research, critical thinking, and writing skills to help us understand the past, make sense of the present, and hopefully serve as a guide for the future.

Students will choose one of two tracks – history or social studies education:

  • A degree in history prepares students to enter fields such as teaching, writing, research, politics and government services, or for those who desire to apply to law school.
  • A degree in social studies education prepares students to teach at the middle grades or secondary school level.

Key Program Features

Gain historical knowledge

Study historiography

Write critical essays using primary historical documents

Learn proper research techniques combining the first three areas noted with deep research to produce publishable papers

Program Details

Graduates are prepared to use critical thinking skills along with proper research techniques and writing skills.

Several of our students have completed internships locally at Bentonville Battlefield and the Wayne County History Museum.

  • History
  • Social Studies

More Information

History Major (36SH) –

Select 6SH from American History:

  • HIS 221 American History I
  • HIS 222 American History II

Select 30SH from the following; 9 from Area 1:

AREA I (12SH):

  • HIS 311 History of Ancient Greece and Roman
  • HIS 312 Midieval Civilization 476-1350
  • HIS 313 Early Modern Europe 1350-1815
  • HIS 314 Modern Europe 1815 – Present
  • HIS 340 Women in History
  • HIS 355 History of World Religions
  • HIS 420 Asian History
  • HIS 421 History of Christianity
  • HIS 422 History of Christianity II
  • HIS 430 History of Latin America
  • HIS 440 History of African
  • HIS 450 History of the Islamic World

AREA II (18SH):

  • HIS 300 History: Its Nature & Methods
  • HIS 480 Research Seminar
  • HIS 300-400 level History Class
  • HIS 300-400 level History Class
  • HIS 300-400 level History Class
  • HIS 300-400 level History Clas
  • Public School Teacher
  • Museum Director
  • Community College Instructor
  • Law