history

A B.A. in History from Georgian Court University boosts your understanding of global issues—past, present, and future. Learn how to read critically, think logically and objectively, improve writing skills, and conduct in-depth research.

Our graduates are global thinkers and students of diverse cultures that have a lot to bring to the table in business, industry, and government. Many have utilized their GCU degree to become business leaders, teachers, lawyers, judges, bankers, archivists, museum curators, historic preservationists, tourism specialists, park rangers, intelligence analysts, political activists, lobbyists, and Peace Corps workers.

To gain a deeper understanding of how politics, laws, and history shape society today, consider a minor in politics, law, and history.

Program

To earn a B.A. in History, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

History:

  • HST110 U.S. History Survey I (3)
  • HST111 U.S. History Survey II (3)
  • HST120 World History Survey I (3)
  • HST121 World History Survey II (3)
  • HST300 Historian’s Craft (3)
  • HST475 History Seminar (3)
  • History electives (18), including at least 12 credits at the 300 level or above, excluding internships

Note: Up to 18 transfer credits can be approved for the B.A. in History program; up to 9 credits can be transferred for the minor in history.

Teaching Credentials

  • Early Childhood Education (P–3) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • Elementary Education (K–6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • Teacher of Social Studies (K–12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement

For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education.

Round out your professional platform with a minor in history. This GCU program bolsters your knowledge in addition to read critically, research comprehensively, think logically, and write effectively. This program requires 18 credits.

Program

To earn a minor in history from GCU, you must successfully complete 18 credits with at least 9 credits taken at GCU. At least 6 credits must be earned in courses at the 300 or 400 levels (excluding internships).

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

In an increasingly global and interconnected world, the USA and the World minor offers you the opportunity to learn about the U.S. role and American encounters in the world. The program emphasizes modern and transnational history and examines America within a global context. This minor will hone your writing, research, speaking, and critical thinking skills.This program requires 18 credits.

Program

To earn a minor in the USA and the World from GCU, you must successfully complete 18 credits, including HST300 and 15 credits chosen from chosen from among HST120 or HST121, HST321, HST330, HST331, HST332, HST343, HST410 (with approval and if served in an international institution, agency, or office), and HST475. At least half of the required courses must be taken at Georgian Court University; 12 credits must be earned in 300- or 400-level courses. History majors seeking the USA and the World minor may count HST120 or HST121, HST300, and HST475 (but not other history courses) toward the minor and major.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.