Academics

History Major or Minor

History gives you the cultural background to function effectively in contemporary society.  In a globalizing world, history provides you with an in-depth knowledge of societies from the distant past to the contemporary era.  It enables you to function as an informed citizen and leader, able to evaluate evidence and make clear, concise, and convincing arguments.

The study of history teaches thinking and writing skills that are critical in a wide range of professions, from law to business to medicine. 

History Majors:


All History majors must take HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 103, HIS 104. 

Majors must take a minimum of six upper division history courses. 

Additionally, all history majors are required to complete HIS 499 Seminar with a grade of C- or better.

History Minors:


All History minors must take HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 103, HIS 104, and a minimum of three upper division courses.