The history program offers students two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in History (BA) and a Bachelor of Science in History (BS). Both degrees allow students a wide variety of options at graduation including careers in private business or government service, additional professional training in history and other areas including law and library science, and careers in public history (most commonly museum or archival work). The BA is the traditional liberal arts degree. It requires 36 hours of history and 10 hours of a foreign language and is generally the degree preferred by those pursuing further study in history. In contrast, the BS degree provides the student with the opportunity to take more history courses (45 hours) instead of a foreign language. Regardless of whether a student chooses to pursue a BA or a BS degree, the student needs to select either an American History or a World History focus. In both cases, students will be required to take a research seminar and a mixture of chronological and topical courses.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY

Total credit hours: 36

—This may include courses taken to satisfy requirements for general education.—

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HISTORY

Total credit hours: 45

—This may include courses taken to satisfy requirements for general education.—

 

 

 BA/BS in American History

BA Total Credit Hours: 36

BS Total Credit Hours: 45

World Component

HI101, World Cultures to 1500

HI102, Modern World Civilization

6 hours

6 hours

Departmental Component

HI503, Research Seminar

3 hours

3 hours

Chronological Component

A. Early US (at least 3 hours must come from this category):

HI340, Origins of Colonial America
HI341, American Revolution
HI342, Early Republic
HI343, Civil War Era

B. Modern US (at least 3 hours must come from this category):

HI344, Gilded Age & Progressive Era
HI345, United States, 1914-1945
HI346, United States, 1945-1974
HI347, United States since 1974

12 hours

15 hours

Topical Component 
Each of these classes must come from a different category.

A. Women: HI480, HI483, HI484, HI485, HI486

B. African-American: HI443

C. Immigration: HI457, HI458

D. Native American: HI441

E. Kansas: HI333

F. Intellectual: HI446, HI447, HI450, HI451, HI452, HI454, HI455

G. Regional: HI431, HI432, HI444, HI445

H. Military: HI424, HI425, HI427

I. Diplomatic: HI448, HI449

J. Borderlands: HI442

K. Public: HI590, HI591, HI592

L. Environmental: HI430, HI456

Upon approval, other courses including film and field trip classes can fulfill a topical requirement

9 hours

12 hours

Open Electives

This option can include world, U.S., independent study, special topics, and courses from outside of history (upon approval).

6 hours

9 hours

 

 BA/BS in World History

BA Total Credit Hours: 36

BS Total Credit Hours: 45

US Component

HI111, US History to 1877
HI112, US History since 1877

6 hours

6 hours

Departmental Component

HI503, Research Seminar

3 hours

3 hours

Chronological Component

A. Early World (at least 3 hours must come from this category):

HI310, Preclassical Age
HI311, Ancient Greece
HI312, Ancient Rome
HI313, Medieval Europe
HI314, Early Modern Europe

B. Modern World (at least 3 hours must come from this category):

HI315, Age of Despotism, 1684-1789
HI316, Age of Revolutions, 1760-1848
HI317, Age of Empire, 1848-1914
HI318, Age of Total War, 1900-1945
HI319, World since 1945

12 hours

15 hours

Topical Component 
Each of these classes must come from a different category.

A. Women: HI480, HI481, HI482

B. Latin America: HI442, HI476, HI477, HI478

C. England/Ireland: HI460, HI461, HI463

D. Asia: HI474, HI476

E. Russia: HI418, HI419

F. Intellectual: HI413, HI414, HI415, HI416

G. Middle East & Africa: HI410, HI411, HI412

H. Military: HI423, HI424, HI425, HI427

I. Modern Europe: HI417, HI420, HI421, HI422, HI426

Upon approval, other courses including film and field trip classes can fulfill a topical requirement.

9 hours

12 hours

Open Electives

This option can include world, U.S., independent study, special topics, and courses from outside of history (upon approval).

6 hours

9 hours