2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History (B.A./B.S.)


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Program Coordinator/Contact
William Prigge, Department Head
Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion
West Hall Room 109
E-mail: will.prigge@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/hist
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Program Information
The history curriculum is adaptable to personal interests and needs, allowing students to explore the past and make connections to the present.  The Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree in history prepares students for careers in various professional occupations, law, journalism, teaching, business, public service, library sciences, international work, historical research, and provides a necessary background for graduate work or other specialized training.

Student Learning Outcomes
History graduates will be able to effectively communicate, research, analyze, interpret, and apply information in various professional contexts.

Academic Requirements
No more than 6 credits in HIST 491-591 - Independent Study (COM) and HIST 494 - Internship (COM) may be counted toward the major or minor.  No grade below a “C” in history courses may be used to fulfill major and minor requirements.

Course Delivery Format
The program provides courses online and face to face on campus and at various off-campus attendance centers.

Requirements for History Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

System General Education Requirements


Institutional Graduation Requirements


College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


  • One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
  • Capstone course in the major discipline
  • Upper division coursework Credits: 33
Bachelor of Arts Requirements: 6+
  • Modern Foreign Language Including the 202-Level Credits: 6+
Bachelor of Science Requirements: 10+
  • Natural Sciences   Credits: 10+
    • Any two lab sciences.
    • Coursework must include 2 prefixes.
    • MATH and STATS courses do not count toward the science requirement.

SGRs, IGRs, and/or Major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts and Sciences  for additional information about Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science specifications.

American History Electives


Select 9 credits of American History Electives, which can include:

Three of the 9 credits must include one of the following:

World History Electives


Select 9 credits of World History Electives, which can include:

Three of the 9 credits must include one of the following:

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


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