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History

The History program is designed to give students a deep dive into the human experience by studying historical texts, civilizations, and specific topics in history. History Students take 6 credit hours of elective upper-level United States History, 6 credit hours of elective upper-level European History, and 9 credit hours of electives in any category of upper-level history.

Program Outcomes

Alumni from Southeastern’s history program go on to some of the top graduate programs and Law Schools in the country, such as Temple University, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Durham University and the University of Amsterdam.

Why History?
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Program: HISTORY
Major: History
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: Social Sciences
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 022

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester hours)

Specified General Education Requirement
HIST 1513 United States History to 1876

Communications (9 Hours)
1.English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
2.Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
1.Political Science (POSC 1513)
2.American History (HIST 1513)
3.Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
4. Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
1.Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
2.Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
3. Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
4. Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
1. Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
2. Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
3. Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN1113; GERM1113; SPAN1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: History 40 Semester Hours

Core (19 semester hours)
HIST 1523 United States History Since 1876
HIST 2001 Introduction to Research
HIST 2713 Early World Civilizations
HIST 2723 Modern World Civilizations
HIST 4563 Contemporary United States History Since 1945
HIST 4763 Blood and Freedom: The Struggle for Modern Europe
HIST 4953 Historical Research and Writing (Capstone)

History (21 semester hours)
Six hours of elective upper-level United  States History
Six hours of elective upper-level European History
Nine hours of electives in any category of upper-level History

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Minor (21 Semester Hours)

HIST 1513 United States History to 1876
HIST 1523 United States History since 1876
Fifteen elective hours of history (at least 6 hours must be upper-level courses).