2024-2025 University Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 University Catalog

History, B.A.

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Minimum Credits Required: 38

One Additional 200-Level History Course

Two Additional 300-Level History Courses


For all concentrations, HIS 260  and HIS 360 : Topics in History; HIS 463  Seminar in History; HIS 491 , 492 : Departmental Thesis/Project; and transfer courses may be counted where appropriate. Note: The same three courses may not be used to complete two separate concentrations that happen to have overlapping requirements.  In such cases, the student needs to complete four courses, rather than three, in one of the two concentrations.

Take at least three courses from one of the following concentrations-


In addition, history majors must successfully pass the Department of History Comprehensive Examination, which is individually-tailored to reflect the student’s coursework at BW. They must also complete a Senior Learning Survey, which is a brief survey that we use to assess the value and continuing relevance of our courses. It is strongly recommended that a history major take more than the absolute minimum hours required, and that students who plan to attend graduate school seek out opportunities to do research (for example, through Faculty Student Collaborative Scholarship projects or the departmental thesis). Special programs may be designed for the student seeking a double University major, such as business-history, art-history, sociology-history, political science-history, psychology-history, etc. History majors may also elect additional History Concentrations .

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