Bachelor of Arts in History

Website: https://twu.edu/history-political-science/undergraduate-programs/history/

The Bachelor of Arts in History offers solid preparation for proceeding to graduate programs in the field or to careers in the public or nonprofit sector. 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, nonprofit, administrative, federal, and state civil service.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. ​Employers want employees who are organized and complete projects on time. The B.A. in History develops these skills by requiring students to read, research, and write independently, and present research in a public forum (orally or in written form) with fixed deadlines.
  2. ​Employers want employees who have solid writing and compositional skills. The B.A. in History develops these skills by requiring students to engage in clear, persuasive, grammatically, and stylistically correct writing projects (research papers, policy briefs, reaction papers, memos, position papers, etc.)
  3. ​Employers want employees who have solid oral communication skills. The B.A. in History develops these skills by requiring students to present their research in a public forum (that is, in front of a class of peers) using visual aids (slides, charts, graphs, etc.) or to role-play in a public forum requiring extensive research on that role. 

Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Major: 30 SCH

Program Code: HISTORY.BA  CIP Code: 54.0101.00

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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

HIST 2013Survey of World Civilization to 17153
or HIST 2023 Survey of World Civilization Since 1715
HIST 4843Senior Seminar3
Advanced HIST Courses (9 SCH must be non-US)24
Total SCHs30

Departmental Requirements

English Literature (2000 level or higher if not already completed)3
Foreign Language (12 SCH of the same language)12
Electives (select with academic advisor; at least 9 upper-level SCH)33
Total SCHs48

Recommended Plan of Study

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

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
Creative Arts3
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
 SCHs 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
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
English Literature (ENG 2__3)3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life/Physical Science Core3
Elective (or minor)3
Foreign Language3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
HIST 2013
or 2023
Survey of World Civilization to 1715
or Survey of World Civilization Since 1715
HIST 2321
or HIST 2322
3
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Lang/Phil/Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Foreign Language 3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
History advanced3
History advanced3
Non US History advanced3
Elective3
Foreign Language3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
History advanced3
Non US History advanced3
Elective 3
Elective3
Foreign Language3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
Non US HIST advanced3
History advanced3
Elective advanced3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
History advanced3
HIST 4843Senior Seminar 3
Elective advanced3
Elective advanced3
Elective3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120