Bachelor of Arts in History

B.A. in History

The Bachelor of Arts in history will increase your knowledge of history and help you develop the research, organizational, and writing skills necessary for careers in anything from history, to higher education, to business, to law, to journalism, to a variety of other professions. By the time you graduate, we are confident that you will be trained in methods of effective historical research and communication; in how to read, critically evaluate, interpret, and discuss historical sources; and in how to set your own goals and chart your progress.

Required Courses

  • GH 007 B.A. Portfolio Review (0)
  • GH 315 Historiography (3)
  • GH 415 Senior Seminar in History (3)

Choose 15 Senior (300-500) Level Hours From

  • EH 300-500 (6)
  • US 300-500 (6)
  • WH 300-500 (3)

Choose 6 Senior (300-500) Level Hours From

  • EH, GH, US,
    OR WH prefix courses (6)

Choose an Additional 12 Hours

  • EH, GH, US, WH, HP 100, HP 200, OS 200 or departmentally approved UI courses (Only 3 Hours of UI courses can be counted on major)

Additional Requirements - Choose One Option

  • 12 hours in the same foreign language OR
  • 6 hours in one foreign language AND
  • 6 hours in a different foreign language OR
  • 6 hours in one foreign language AND
  • 6 hours of EH/WH 300-500 level
  • 6 hours in one foreign language
  • 6 hours of mathematics/statistics
    (PY 271, PL 120, QM 257, SO/SW 242, MA 123 or above) OR
  • EH/WH 300-500 level - 12 Hours OR
  • Second degree/major in one of the following:
    • B.A. - Global Cultures and Languages
    • B.A. - Political Science
    • B.S. - Historic Preservation
    • BSBA - International Business

General Education Requirements

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • History/Constitution – 3 hours
  • U.S. History – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Degree Requirements for All Students:

A minimum of 120 credit hours, completion of General Education program, completion of 39 senior division hours (300-599), Writing Proficiency Exam (WP003), and completion of the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) at the senior level. Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or Degree Works for additional graduation requirements for your program.

A minimum 2.0 GPA in the major and overall are required to graduate with a B.A. degree in history.

Sample Four Year Program

Fall (15 hours)

  • UI 100 (3)
  • EN 100 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Minor or Elective (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • GH 315 (3)
  • History 1xx-5xx (3)
  • History 1xx-5xx (3)
  • Additional Requirement (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • History 1xx-5xx (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • Additional Requirement (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • History 3xx-5xx (3)
  • History 1xx-5xx (3)
  • Additional Requirement (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Minor (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • History 3xx-5xx (3)
  • History 3xx-5xx (3)
  • Additional Requirement (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • GH 415 (3)
  • History 3xx-5xx (3)
  • History 3xx-5xx (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • GH 007 (0)
  • History 3xx-5xx (3)
  • History 3xx-5xx (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Contact

(573) 651-2146
jmcgaugh@semo.edu
Art Building 203
Caranahan Hall 311

Department of History and Anthropology
One University Plaza, MS4150
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701