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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
Hum 26-103* Western Civilization II:  1500 to the Present 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 33-534 The Civil War & Reconstruction 3
Hist 33-525 United States Since 1945 3
Six hours from the following: 6
Hist 33-370 History of the Near & Middle East 3
Hist 33-375 History of Latin America 3
Hist 33-386 The Pacific Rim 3
Hist 33-389 Early Modern Europe: The West Meets the World 3
Hist 33-589 Europe in the Age of Nationalism 3
Total Course Hours Required 23

B.A. Degree; 31 hours; Minor required

Course No. Course Name Hours
History Core Requirements 23
Approved departmental electives 9

B.S. Degree; 33 hours; Minor required

Course No. Course Name Hours
History Core Requirements 23
Approved departmental electives 15

*Cannot be used to fulfill any General Education Requirement