Bachelor of Science in History

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 30 sch   

HISTORY.BS      CIP Code: 54.0101.00

General Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in history offers a sound basis for proceeding to graduate programs in the field, to law school admission, or to careers in public service. In addition, the degree provides a background for professional preparation in the following fields: library science; teaching at middle school, secondary school, or college level; work with archives, historical associations, museums or national parks; journalism; criminal justice administration; legal assistance; law school; foreign service, non profit, administrative, federal and state civil service.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

HIST 2013Survey of World Civilization to 1715 (GP)3
or HIST 2023 Survey of World Civilization Since 1715
HIST 4843Senior Seminar3
Advanced HIST sch or other approved courses, of which 9 sch must be non-US24
Total Semester Credit Hours30

Other Requirements

English Literature (2000 level or higher if not already completed)3
*Electives (select with academic advisor)45
Total Semester Credit Hours48

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

*Course of study is suggested only. It is recommended to see an advisor for a personalized Program of Study.

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
Creative Arts Core3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Mathematics Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
English Literature3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life/Physical Science Core3
Elective (or minor)3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
HIST 2013 or 2023 (GP)Survey of World Civilization to 1715 ( HIST 2321) or ( HIST 2322)3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
History (advanced)3
History (advanced)3
Non-US History (advanced)3
Elective (advanced)3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
History (advanced)3
History (advanced)3
Non-US History (advanced)3
Elective3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
Non-US History (advanced)3
History (advanced)3
Elective (advanced)3
Elective3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
History (advanced)3
HIST 4843Senior Seminar 3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.