Bachelor of Science in History

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 (HY 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 – 66 hours

Departmental Requirements – (12 hours)

  • Constitutional Government (PS 2308/3308) – 3 hours
  • World Regional Geography (HU 3360) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Sociology (SY 2328) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Anthropology (AN 1301) – 3 hours

History Major Requirements – (48 hours)

  • US History II (HY 1302) – 3 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
  • Medieval Europe* (HY 4301) – 3 hours
  • Renaissance & Reformation Europe (HY 4302) – 3 hours
  • Early Modern Europe (HY 4303) – 3 hours
  • Modern Europe (HY 4304) – 3 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
  • HY Elective: Choose from HY 3303, 3313, 3314, or 3315 – 3 hours
  • PS Elective: Choose from PS 3311, 3312, 3316, or 4312 – 3 hours
  • Internship (HY 4350) – 3 hours
  • Electives – (6 hours)

Total Minimum Hours Required – 130/136 hours