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History (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in History can provide the flexibility that will allow motivated students to complete the degree in three years, reducing costs and opening opportunities for continuing education through ETBU’s Masters of Education program or earlier employment through an alternative teacher certification program.


  1. Graduates with a major in history will demonstrate the ability to analyze sources critically. 
  2. Graduates with a major in history will demonstrate the ability to organize and communicate historical arguments. 
  3. Graduates with a major in history will demonstrate adequate mastery of historical content in the history curriculum. 


History General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 46 hours total
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours
Religion 1320 and 1330  - 6 hours
History  - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Geography 1303  - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 8 hours
Mathematics - 6 hours
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours

History Major Requirements

Completion of thirty-six (36) or thirty-seven (37) semester hours, with a selected concentration or minor:
Background Surveys (12 hours) HIST 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
HIST 2301 History of Texas
HIST 3301 Historiography
HIST 3320 Non-Western Civilizations
HIST 3323 Themes in U.S. History
Nine (9) additional hours of 3000-level history
Three (3) additional hours of 4000-level history
HUMA 4001 Humanities Portfolio or HIST 4102 Professional Review

Available Concentrations

The following concentration or a minor must be selected:
Social Studies Concentration
Twenty one (21) semester hours:
Foundational Studies: Twelve (12) Semester Hours
ECON 2301 Macroeconomics
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
POSC 2306 Texas Government
Support Studies:
Choose nine (9) hours from the following list, at least six (6) upper level
CJUS 1301 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
CJUS 1306 Courts and Criminal Procedure
ECON 2302 Microeconomics
ECON 3361 International Trade
POSC 2304 Introduction to Political Science
POSC 3361 American Constitutional Development I
POSC 3362 American Constitutional Development II
PSYC 4307 History and Systems of Psychology
SOCI 3309 Minority Groups
HIST 4350 Internship

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2022-2023
Catalog Year 2021-2022
Catalog Year 2020-2021

Course Rotations

Four Year Course Rotations