A specialization in History provides a global perspective on the social, political, and intellectual development of civilizations. It allows students an opportunity to reflect on the past, gain a historical perspective on the present, and acquire a knowledge and understanding of human behavior. A History specialization may choose courses that deal with Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
The History program offers a curriculum that is designed to prepare graduates to function in and contribute to an expanding society, enhance critical thinking skills, to develop an appreciation and understanding of history research methodologies, to make students aware of the contributions of diverse cultures to our global society, be able to internalize and integrate this information into their total knowledge base, and to prepare students for advanced professional studies as well as varied career opportunities.
Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.
Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.
- Liberal Studies General Core Requirements
- Liberal Studies Requirements: Whitney Young School Honors Program
- BA – General Social Sciences: Specialization in History
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a Specialization in History, a student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours including 30 semester credit hours in History. The required courses are HIS 101, 102, 201, 202; 314 or 316; 333 or 366, and HIS 499. The remaining 12 semester credit hours of 300/400 level History courses must be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. In lieu of HIS 103, majors are required to take HIS 101 and 102.
Additionally, the student must complete a minor. A minor in History requires the completion of 21 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include HIS 102, 201, and 202. The remaining 12 semester credit hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s minor advisor from 300/400 level History courses. In addition, students must complete HIS 103 as part of the Liberal Studies requirement.
History students have local opportunities to participate in internships. Check out some of the links below:
Kentucky Historical Society, contact Phyllis Gilman
Liberty Hall, contact Kate Hesseldenz
Shaker Village, contact Jill Malusky