Nov 28, 2021  
School of Undergraduate Studies 2021-2022 
School of Undergraduate Studies 2021-2022

History (B.A.)

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History majors are required to take 36-40 credits of historical offerings beyond the core requirement. Students may also choose a concentration in Early Christianity or Public History and Museum Studies. Select courses in the concentrations may also apply to major requirements.

Foundational Courses (16 credits):

Cognate Course

Four credits from a cognate discipline outside the major, chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Capstone Options

One of the following:

Optional Concentrations

The following concentrations are available to majors. Select courses will apply to both major and concentration requirements.

Early Christianity

The concentration (for history majors) and minor (for non-history majors) in Early Christianity introduces students to the world of the early church.  The program provides a historical context for the growth and global spread of Christianity and equips students with the analytical and language skills to pursue research on early Christian texts.


Choose at least 12 credits from the following courses.  At least 8 credits should be history courses.


Required Language (8 credits): Two semesters of one relevant ancient language (Koine Greek, Latin, Syriac).

Public History and Museum Studies Concentration

History majors interested in careers in museum education, museum administration, collections management, artifact conservation, archival and curatorial positions, as well as the growing field of history-related mass media and technology may complete a concentration in Public History and Museum Studies with courses listed below. Entry level positions in above fields may be attained by students with a bachelor’s degree. Specific requirements for a minor for non-history majors are described under Interdisciplinary and Off-Campus Curriculum. Contact Professor David Goss.


ECB 245  will only apply once, as either a required course or a concentration elective and will not apply as both.

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