Undergraduate Program

The study of history illuminates the forces that have shaped our world and to provide a historical perspective for the future. To accomplish those goals, the Department of History offers a flexible program of study. Students focus on a specific area of concentration, yet are introduced to a variety of classes that assures them a foundation for an integrated liberal education. Combined with courses in other disciplines, the History major prepares students for entrance into a wide variety of career opportunities including business, government, law, journalism, teaching, communications, and public affairs.

Majoring in History

A major in History requires the successful completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours. Transfer students have to complete 15 hours of history at WSU.

All majors complete:

  • History 300 (Methodology)
  • History 698 (Historiography)

and 3 credit hours of:

  • History 100 (World Civilization Since 1500) or
  • History 101 (Western Civilization I) or
  • History 102 (Western Civilization II) or
  • History 103 (History of the World to 1500)

plus 3 credit hours of:

  • History 131 (U.S. History to 1865) or History 132 (U.S. History 1865-present)

and 3 credit hours at the 500 or 600 level in each of the following areas (for a total of 9 credit hours):

  • Ancient and Medieval History
  • Modern European History
  • American (including Latin American History)

and 12 additional credit hours (6 need to be upper-division (300 level and above).

Minor in History

A minor in History requires students to complete a total of 15 credit hours in History. Only 6 of those hours may be lower-division (100 or 200 level) courses. Students who complete the minor are limited to 3 credit hours of History 310.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. George Dehner