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
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
HIST 201 The Historian’s Craft: An Introduction to the Study of History 3
HIST 499 Senior Capstone Seminar 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - B.A. CREDIT
HOURS
Two Foreign Language courses* 6
Introductory Courses (select 2)
HIST 101HIST 102HIST 111HIST 112HIST 121HIST 122
6
Student Research/Internship (select 1)
HIST 221, HIST 407, HIST 408, HIST 409, HIST 490, HIST 491
3

*The Foreign Language courses are recommended to be from the same language, such as SPAN 101 and SPAN 102, but this is not a requirement.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - B.S. CREDIT
HOURS
Introductory Courses (select 2)
HIST 101HIST 102HIST 111HIST 112HIST 121HIST 122
6

 

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
   
Total Major Program Requirements - B.A. 42
Total Major Program Requirements - B.S. 36
Additional Electives - B.A. 43
Additional Electives - B.S. 49
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