History encompasses the study of human experiences and institutions from ancient times to the present.

history student at museumBy studying the development in time of politics, societies, economies, attitudes, systems of thought, and cultures, Lander University history graduates will:

  1. develop the skills necessary to conduct historical reasoning; and
  2. have the skills and experience to continue their academic study in graduate school or find employment within or outside of the field of history.

Degree programs in history are useful preparation for entry into law, business, and other professions. In addition to solid preparation for the teaching profession, history majors may also find career opportunities in government service, in historic preservation, or in archives and museums.

BA majors must complete three semester hours of intermediate foreign language or demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level. BS majors (non-teacher certification) must complete three semester hours of introductory statistics and three semester hours of computer science.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS

PHIL 102 or PHIL 103

3
Humanities and Fine Arts elective

3

HIST 111

 
Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning 7
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Approved Mathematics 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0
HIST 101 and HIST 102 OR HIST 121 and HIST 122

6

General Education Electives2  (B.S. only) 4
Approved Foreign Language (B.A. only) 3
PEES 176 (B.A. only) 1
Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
HIST 201 3
HIST 399 3
HIST 499 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - B.A. CREDIT HOURS
Intermediate Foreign Language 3
HIST 112 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - B.S. CREDIT HOURS
HIST 112 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT HOURS
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
   
Total Major Program Requirements - B.A. 42
Total Major Program Requirements - B.S. 39
Additional Electives - B.A. 36
Additional Electives - B.S. 39
TOTAL FOR BA OR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses for a B.A.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses for a B.S.