Bachelor of Arts - History
The School of Liberal Arts offers the Bachelors of Arts degree with a major in History. The B.A. degree in History is for students interested in a wide range of career choices ranging from education to law to the business world. The History major consists of two tracks: History with Teacher Certification and History. Students pursuing the History with Teacher Certification track will take a combination of comprehensive education and history courses designed to prepare graduates for careers as educators. Students pursuing the History track will take upper-level courses that provide a broad foundation for the study of history, including advanced study in one of the four concentrations: United States History, World History, Western Civilization, and Interdisciplinary/Thematic History. The History track also allows students to take additional courses to build a second history field of study or to establish a concentration in another discipline.
General Education Requirements (60 hours)
The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a Bachelors of Arts in History (BA) degree will share a common body of knowledge drawn from a broad spectrum of subject areas.
Additional Requirements (3 hours)
The physical education requirement is comprised of one credit hour of Wellness and two credit hours of additional Physical Education courses.
Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution on the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:
- HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
- POLS 1101 satisfies the Georgia and US Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
- Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 or POLS 1101 ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirement.
Major Requirements (60 hours)
The major requirements consist of three areas of study: History Core, Concentrations, and General Electives. The History Core is designed to ensure that students receiving the BA degree in History will share a common body of knowledge needed for a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Concentration courses allow students to delve further into areas of specialization. General Electives give students an opportunity to explore topics of interest at an advanced level.