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Bachelor of Science in History

This degree focuses on preparing students to critically examine all stages of history and to think about how history can be practically applied to better support the decisions they make. Some students have used their history degree to work in the following roles:

  • Work in primary, secondary, or higher education
  • Pursue a career in politics or journalism
  • Function as a librarian, researcher, anthropologist

While earning a Bachelor of Science in History, students can expect to take courses including World Civilization, American History, The Historical Method: A Study of History as a Discipline.


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HISTORY major (B.S.)

46 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 or
  • EDUC 4023 Specific Methods of Teaching: (Area)
  • HIST 4781 Portfolio Review
  • HIST 4783 Senior Seminar

HIST Electives (above 3000)—15 credit hours

  • MATH 2033 Probability and Statistics 1 or
  • PSY/SOC/CRJ 3063 Applied Statistics or
  • ECON 1003 Principles of Economics

Electives – 9 credit hours selected from any of the Social Sciences

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.