Bachelor of Science in History

A degree in History (HY) enables students to acquire knowledge and develop ideas, attitudes, and skills that not only provide a sound basis for appreciation of peoples and cultures, but also serve to prepare the graduate for employment in many fields.  It serves as an excellent preparation for teaching history, incorporating knowledge, skills, and historical analysis into the curriculum.

Careers in History

Heritage or Archive manager, Historic landmark conservation officer, Museum curator or educator, Archivist, Historic librarian, Editorial / journal careers, Civil service administrator, Historian, Historic researcher, Research analyst, History educator (with teaching certification).

Students interested in teaching History at the secondary level are encouraged to consider our Bachelor’s of Science in History paired with our Master’s degree in Education.

 

Bachelor of Science in History

Degree Plan

Core Curriculum……………………………………………………………50

Christian Literacy [18 hours]

BI 1315         Biblical Worldview I
BI 1316         Biblical Worldview II
BI 2318        Understanding the Bible
BI 2319         Christian Ethics
BI 3311          Marriage and Family
BI 4311           Christian Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Literacy [9 hours]

HU 2315          Western Tradition I2
HU 2355          Western Tradition II2
HU 2320          American Cultural Heritage

 Mathematical and Scientific Literacy [7 hours]

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours):

MH 1338         Finite Mathematics or higher1

Science Requirement (4 hours):

BIO 1300 or Higher with accompanying lab

Information and Communication Literacy [9 hours]

EH 1301           English Composition I1, 2
EH 1302           English Composition II1, 2
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 23042

Personal and Social Literacy [7 hours]

Personal (7 hours)

PE 1300            Lifetime Fitness
FAF1111          Faulkner Foundations

Social Science (3 hours)

PS 2308            American Constitutional Government

Professional Literacy…………………………………………………… 60

 Departmental Requirements [24 hours]

PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology
SY 2328 Introduction to Sociology
SOS 2301 Cultural and Social Anthropology
SOS 3303 Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in America
SOS 3350 Research and Writing in the Social Sciences
SOS 3360 World Regional Geography
SOS 4351 Internship

Choose at least ONE Human Systems Elective:

SOS 3315 Theories of Human System Dynamics
COU 3370 Group Dynamics
PY 3360 Social Psychology
PY 4307 Industrial Organizational Psychology

 Major Field Requirements [36 hours]

 History Major Courses (24 hours)

HY 1301 Survey of United States History to 1877
HY 1302 Survey of United States History from 1877 to Present
HY 2303 World Civilization I
HY 2304 World Civilization II
HY 3304 The Civil War and Reconstruction
HY 3305 Modern America
HY 3313 History of the Civil Rights Movement
HY 4313 Historiography and the Philosophy of History 

Choose ONE European History Elective Course (3 hours)

HY 4301 Medieval Europe (476-1350)
HY 4302 Renaissance and Reformation Europe (1350-1648)
HY 4303 Early Modern Europe (1648-1870)6
HY 4304 Modern Europe (1870-Present)

Choose ONE Political Science Elective Course (3 hours)

PS3312 Parties, Politics, and Elections
PS 3316 State and Local Government
PS 3330 Political Theory and Thought
PS 4311 American Foreign Policy
PS 4312 Comparative Government Institutions
PS 4330 Comparative Political Economy6
PS 4340 International Relations

Choose TWO Major Supportive Electives (6 hours)

HY 2306 History of Alabama
HY 3307 Non-Western Civilization
HU 3301 Western Philosophic Heritage
HU 3302 Moral Philosophy
HU 3303 Logic for Liberal Arts6
BI 3303 World Religions6

Or any other HY, PS, or related courses

Electives………………………………………………………………… 125

Free Electives (any advisor approved courses or transfers)

 

Total Hours……………………………………………………………………………121

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1Students may be required to take remedial courses in Math and English based on ACT or placement test scores
2Some courses in the CORE may be substituted with courses offered in the Great Books program
3 A minimum of 42 hours of upper level courses required for graduation
4An exit exam is required for graduation
5Two courses in foreign language are recommended
6Courses recommended for students interesting in teaching at the secondary level; Additional courses in European History and Political Science also recommended