Bachelor of Arts in History

Note: Students pursuing a secondary education certificate from the State of Alabama in either history or general social science will follow the BA in History track with special attention to the additional education courses required by the College of Education.

Degree Plan

Core Curriculum – 64-70 hours

Christian Literacy – (18-24 hours)

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211/1311) – 2/3 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214/1314) – 2/3 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202/2302) – 2/3 hours
  • Bible Elective – lower level – 2/3 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives (two textual courses minimum) – 4/6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – (12 hours)

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – (10 hours)

Mathematics (MH 1338 or higher) – 3 hours

Natural and Physical Science Requirements – 7 hours
  • Natural Science Requirement: one course from Biology
  • Physical Science Requirement: a Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics course
  • Physical or Natural Science (One companion lab course required)

Information and Communication Literacy – (15 hours)

Composition and Literature
  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours

Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours

Technology – one course from the following list – 3 hours

  • Computer Applications (CA 1302)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (CS 2305)
  • Information Research and Strategies (INF 3100)
  • Technology in the Classroom (ED 2325)
  • Computers in the Social Sciences 9HY 2300)

Personal and Social Literacy – (9 hours)

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Social Science: Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy – 72 hours

Departmental Requirements – (6 hours)

  • Constitutional Government (PS 2308/3308) – 3 hours
  • World Regional Geography (HU 3360) – 3 hours

History Major Requirements – (36 hours)

  • Computers in the Social Sciences (HY 2300) – 3 hours
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (HY 3304) – 3 hours
  • Modern America (HY 3305) – 3 hours
  • History of Alabama (HY 3306) – 3 hours
  • Non-Western Civilization (HY 3307) – 3 hours
  • European History (HY 4301, HY 4302, HY 4303, or HY 4304) – 6 hours
  • Research and Writing in History (HY 4311) – 3 hours
  • Historiography & the Philosophy of History (HY 4313) – 3 hours
  • Social Science Seminar (HY 4370) – 3 hours
  • History of Other Approved Social Science Electives – 6 hours

Liberal Arts Requirements – (6 hours)

  • (Foreign Language) 6 hours in a given foreign language required
  • Electives – (24 hours) Approved electives selected in consultation with advisor

Total Minimum Hours Required – 136/142 hours