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Bachelor of Arts in History

This degree focuses on preparing you for historical research programs and leadership roles.

  • Report for a newspaper or news station as a journalist
  • Work in federal agencies or historical societies
  • Publish a book or research study

While earning your Bachelor of Arts in History, students can expect to take classes including World Civilization and American History, Greek and Roman History, History and Culture of the Middle East, and the Holocaust.


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HISTORY major (B.A.)

43–45 total credit hours including:

  • HIST 1013 World Civilization 1
  • HIST 1023 World Civilization 2
  • HIST 1033 American History 1
  • HIST 1043 American History 2
  • HIST 3283 The Historical Method: A Study of History as a Discipline
  • HIST 4781 Portfolio Review
  • HIST 4783 Senior Seminar

HIST Electives (Non-Western, above 3000)—3 credit hours

HIST electives—15 credit hours (at least 12 credit hours must be above 3000)

Foreign Language—6–8 credit hours in any one language

The requirements above are specific requirements for this major. You must also fulfill general education requirements and general bachelor’s (or associate or associate of science in health science) degree requirements. Please refer to the Newman University Catalog for details. After admission to Newman University, your Newman advisor can help explain program and university requirements.