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Northwest Missouri State University


History

The Bachelor of Arts in History is a traditional liberal arts program and provides the breadth for careers in such diverse areas as government, public service, business and industry, archives, museums, historical preservation, writing and research. The objective of this major is preparatory rather than terminal and vocational.

A Bachelor of Science in History is offered for students with interests in combining a liberal arts discipline with a more traditional science-oriented minor. The objective of this major is similar to that of the B.A. degree, but the general education requirements of the B.S. provide a different focus within the total degree program.

Advanced Standing Requirement

Majors in history may be admitted to advanced standing in their major when they have 1) been assigned an advisor in their major; and 2) completed, with a grade of "C" or better, at least one course in each of the areas of history, government, social science and humanities/philosophy from the General Education Requirements.

Core Requirements for Majors in History

Course No. Course Name Hours
Hum 26-102* Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1500 3
Hist 33-298 Comparative World Cultures 3
Hist 33-301 The Historian's Craft and Its Uses 2
Hist 33-401 Senior Seminar 1
Six hours from the following: 6
Hist 33-524 Colony to Nation 1607-1828 3
Hist 33-556 Roots of U.S. Reform 3
Hist 33-525 United States Since 1945 3
Total Course Hours Required 15

B.A. Degree; 30 hours; Minor required

Course No. Course Name Hours
History Core Requirements 15
Advanced history electives to include a minimum of three hours from each of the areas of American, European and Asian history. 15

B.S. Degree; 33 hours; Minor required

Course No. Course Name Hours
History Core Requirements 15
Advanced history electives (with advisor counseling) 18

*Cannot be used to fulfill any General Education Requirement