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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.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

A maximum of four 100-level courses will be accepted in the major. A maximum of two 200-level courses will be accepted in the major. History majors will be required to take 36 semester hours in history to earn the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Majors take:

HST110U.S. History Survey I3
HST111U.S. History Survey II3
HST120World History Survey I3
HST121World History Survey II3
300- and 400-level courses (excluding internships) 118
Total Credits30
1

Including HST300 Historian’s Craft and HST475 History Seminar.

History majors (but not others) must complete HST300 Historian’s Craft with a C- or higher, prior to or concurrent with enrollment in 200-/300-/ 400-level history courses.

To successfully exit the department, majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C- on the HST475 History Seminar research paper, a minimum grade of C- in HST475 History Seminar, and a minimum final grade point average of 2.5 in the major.

A maximum of 18 approved credits for the history major may be accepted in transfer, and 9 approved credits for the history minor.



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

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.

Students earn a minor in history by completing 18 semester hours with at least 9 credits taken at Georgian Court. In addition to HST300, which is required, at least 6 credits must be earned in courses at the 300 or 400 level (excluding internships). See Interdisciplinary Minors and Special Programs that may be used to supplement the history major’s program.



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.

Minor Sequence

In an increasingly global and interconnected world, the USA and the World minor offers students 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. Pedagogically, the program emphasizes interactive teaching and discussion rather than lectures—and will sharpen students’ writing, research, speaking, and critical thinking skills. The minor will prepare students for graduate school and global citizenship and for professional careers in international business, international agencies, NGOs, diplomacy, homeland security, military service, law, government, public service, and teaching.

A minimum of 18 credits is required for the USA and the World minor. At least half of the required courses must be taken at Georgian Court University; 12 credit hours must be earned in 300-/400-level courses. History majors seeking the USA and the World minor may count HST120 World History Survey I or HST121 World History Survey II, HST300 Historian’s Craft, and HST475 History Seminar (but not other history courses) toward the minor and major. For more information or approval of a course that is not currently listed, contact Dr. Scott H. Bennett.

Required Courses
HST300Historian’s Craft3
Select 15 credits from the following:15
HST120
World History Survey I
or HST121
World History Survey II
HST321
Gandhi & King
HST330
America & the World Since 1898
HST331
Vietnam & America
HST332
U.S. & 9/11 Wars & Era
HST343
Atlantic World 1400-1850
HST410
Internship in History 1
HST475
History Seminar
Total Credits18
1

With approval and if served in an international institution, agency, or office.



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

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