B.A. in 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.

Courses

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:

  • HI131 Survey of United States History I (3)
  • HI132 Survey of United States History II (3)
  • HI151 World History I (3)
  • HI152 World History II (3)
  • HI457 History Seminar I (3)
  • HI458 History Seminar II (3)
  • At least 6 other credits in history at the 200 level or higher
  • At least 12 other credits in 300- and 400-level history courses

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 option available

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

Minor in History

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.

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

Minor in Politics and Law

Expand your horizons with a minor in politics and law from GCU. Gain a deeper understanding of how history and laws shape society today, and explore putting them to good use in society. This program requires 18 credits.

Program

To earn a minor in politics and law from GCU, you must successfully complete 18 credits.

  • PO211 American National Government (3)
  • PO323 Constitutional Law (3)
  • PO333 Modern Political Thought (3)
  • PO334 International Politics & Diplomacy (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick two):
    • PO221 State & Local Government in America (3)
    • PO471/PO472/PO473 Internship in Political Science I, II & III (3)
    • HI313 Peace Movements & Nonviolent Activism in the U.S. and World (3)
    • HI361 America & The World: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1898 (3)
    • HI376 Vietnam & America (3)

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