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History, BS (43-421) (120 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]


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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in History degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Describe historical events and chronology to demonstrate content knowledge, including investigating change over time and the diversity of human experiences.
  • Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources to identify patterns and evaluate evidence used in historical interpretations.
  • Produce and present an analytical, argument-driven research paper or research project based upon original research in primary and secondary sources.

History Major, B.S. Degree - 120 hours 4 Year Guide  

Major Requirements: 39 Semester Hours


History Electives: 24 Semester Hours


  • History 2xxx (3)
  • History 3xxx (3)
  • American History 33xx/43xx (6)
  • World History 34xx/44xx (3)
  • Non-Western World History 2xxx/3xxx/4xxx including HIST 4452  or HIST 4453  (3)
  • History 2xxx/3xxx/4xxx (6)

General Education Requirements: 30 Semester Hours


All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

C or better required for HIST courses.

Free Electives: 51 Semester Hours


Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours


Accelerated Program Notes:


The Accelerated model for this program is designed for the MA History.

Students may apply to the program after completing ninety (90) credit hours at UCM. Once admitted, students take up to 12 credits of graduate-level work their senior year and receive retroactive undergraduate credit upon successful completion.

Courses that an accelerated student may be eligible to include as overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs:

HIST 5300 Missouri History (3) (HIST 4300)

HIST 5307 American Colonial History 1607-1763 (3) (HIST 4307)

HIST 5309 The African-American in American History (3) (HIST 4309)

HIST 5311 Revolution and Republic (3) (HIST 4311)

HIST 5314 Jacksonian America (3) (HIST 4314)

HIST 5315 The Civil War and Reconstruction (3) (HIST 4315)

HIST 5316 The American Military Experience (3) (HIST 4316)

HIST 5317 The Jazz Age and the Great Depression (3) (HIST 4317)

HIST 5318 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era (3) (HIST 4318)

HIST 5320 History of the American West (3) (HIST 4320)

HIST 5322 US History Since 1945 (3) (HIST 4322)

HIST 5324 Truman and Civil Rights (3) (HIST 4324)

HIST 5327 African-American Women, Gender, and Girlhood (3) (HIST 4327)

HIST 5328 History of Flight (3) (HIST 4328)

HIST 5330 The United States and World War II (3) (HIST 4330)

HIST 5337 Nature’s Nation: American Environmental History (3) (HIST 4337)

HIST 5340 Public History (3) (HIST 4340)

HIST 5410 Women in America (3) (HIST 4310)

HIST 5411 The Renaissance and Age of Exploration (3) (HIST 4411)

HIST 5412 Wars of Reformation and Religion (3) (HIST 4412)

HIST 5414 The Age of the French Revolution and Napoleon (3) (HIST 4414)

HIST 5415 Revolutionary Europe (3) (HIST 4415)

HIST 5416 Europe in Crisis: 1900-Present (3) (HIST 4416)

HIST 5423 Rule Britannia!: The Making and Eclipse of a Great Power (3) (HIST 4423)

HIST 5431 Modern Germany (3) (HIST 4431)

HIST 5432 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust (3) (HIST 4432)

HIST 5442 The Soviet World (3) (HIST 4442)

HIST 5451 Imperial Spain 1469-1714 (3) (HIST 4451)

HIST 5452 Modern Latin America (3) (HIST 4452)

HIST 5453 History of Mexico (3) (HIST 4453)

HIST 5461 The Rise of Chinese Civilization (3) (HIST 4461)

HIST 5462 The Rise of Japanese Civilization (3) (HIST 4462)

HIST 5463 Modern China (3) (HIST 4463)

HIST 5464 Modern Korea (3) (HIST 4464)

HIST 5471 The African Diaspora (3) (HIST 4471)

HIST 5472 African History (3) (HIST 4472)

HIST 5473 History of South Africa (3) (HIST 4473)

HIST 5491 Special Projects in World History (1-6) (HIST 4491)

HIST 5551 Special Projects in American History (1-6) (HIST 4351)

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