B.A. in History

The study of human history is timeless. Unlock your understanding of current social, cultural, and political movements by evaluating the past. Cross boundaries of time and geography by studying our endlessly fascinating roots.

What you'll study

History challenges you to analyze the individuals, events, and forces that have shaped civilization. You'll acquire proven methods to interpret cultural influences in both western and world history, and you'll go deeper with advanced courses such as The Great Depression, History of American Immigration, and Vietnam.

How you'll learn more

Philosophies and cultures of the past come to life with the passionate faculty of the Department of Humanities and Politics. Gain hands-on experience with an internship in history, and delve into research during your Senior Seminar in History. As a history major, you’ll also explore courses in the humanities and performing and visual arts.  

Where it can take you

Your skills in writing, research, debate, and analysis are top draws for employers in many fields. Continue into graduate studies in history, public policy, or law. Pursue a career as an educator, politician, analyst, journalist, or lobbyist in a school, museum, library, or political/social organization. The future belongs to those who understand the past.

Core Courses (12 credits)
Credits
HIPS 2900
Research Methods in History and Political Science (HIPS 2900 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIPS 4900
Senior Seminar Capstone (HIPS 4900 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 1050
The United States: From Settlement to Superpower (HIST 1050 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 1120 or HIST 1170
The West: Patricians, Serfs, and Citizens or The World: From Gatherers to Globalization (HIST 1120 or HIST 1170 / Credits: 3 )
3
General Electives (select 21 credits from the following)
Credits
HIST 2150
Latin American and Caribbean History (HIST 2150 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 2400
African History (HIST 2400 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 2500
Topics in Asian History (HIST 2500 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3010
Constitutional History I (HIST 3010 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3020
Constitutional History II (HIST 3020 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3130
Vietnam (HIST 3130 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3140
The Holocaust (HIST 3140 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3240
Irish History (HIST 3240 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3400
U.S. Foreign Policy (HIST 3400 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3550
America Transformed: Slavery, Populism, and Empire (HIST 3550 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3650
America Remade: From the Great Migration to 9/11 (HIST 3650 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3510
Gods and Chariots (PHIL 3510 / Credits: 3 )
3
POLS 4100
European Union (POLS 4100 / Credits: 3 )
3
Applied Electives (select 6 credits from the following courses)
Credits
HIPS 4500
Special Topics in History and Politics (HIPS 4500 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3850
The Civil Rights Trail (travel study) (HIST 3850 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 4700
Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond (HIST 4700 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 4950
Internship in History (HIST 4950 / Credits: 3 )
3

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 24 credits of coursework from the following disciplines: ARTS, DANC, FILM, HIST, HUMN, LITR, MUSC, PHIL, and THEA, as well as an intermediate degree of competency in a foreign language (generally, a minimum of 6 credits or another demonstration of competency).

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

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