B.A. History

Common Courses (45 Credits)

Courses that are common to all concentrations may be applied to all. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

General Education Requirements 1
Communication-010 2
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Natural Sciences-0306
Select six hours of Natural Sciences
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
HIST 2311Western Civilization I3
Language Requirement 3
LANG 1311Foreign Language I3
LANG 1312Foreign Language II3
LANG 2311Intermediate Language I3
LANG 2312Intermediate Language II3
Required Courses in the Major
HIST 3300Historian’s Craft3
HIST 4382Historical Method3
Concentration Requirements (See Below)75
Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

Refer to General Education Requirements for more information.

2

Students in teacher certification preparation programs need to pass these courses with a "C" or better. 

3

All 12 hours must be from the same language; CLEP, Defense Language Certification.

Concentration Requirements

Without Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Mathematics-020
Select three credits in Mathematics3
Humanities-040
Select three hours in Humanities3
Creative Arts-050
Select three hours of Creative Arts3
University Options-090
HIST 2312Western Civilization II3
Select one of the following
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Required Courses in the Concentration
ENGL 3330Advanced Composition3
HIST 4395History Senior Research Seminar3
History Electives
Upper level History electives21
Additional Electives
Any level electives15
Upper level electives18
Total Semester Credit Hours75

With 7th-12th Grade Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Mathematics-020
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Humanities-040
Sophomore English 43
Visual and Performing Art-050
Choose one of the following
MUSI 1310American Music3
or HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
or DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre
University Option-090
Sophomore English 43
HIST 2312Western Civilization II3
Required Courses in the Concentration
HIST 3322History of Texas3
or HIST 2301 Texas History
HIST 4381Concepts of History Education3
EDUC 3325Fundamentals of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
SPED 3361Survey Exceptional Learners3
Professional Development
Choose one of the following
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
or TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development
or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology
READ 3335Content Area Reading3
EDUC 3320Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools 53
EDUC 3330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III3
EDUC 4335Issues in Professional Development3
EDUC 4691Clinical Teaching6
Political Science Electives
Upper level Political Science Elective3
Advanced History Electives
Upper level History Electives18
Total Semester Credit Hours75
4

Courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

5

 A formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during course.

                Admission Requirements to the Teacher Education Program include:

  • Complete the following courses with a C grade or better:

    • Twelve hours of English

    • College Algebra course

    • Education Psychology course

  • Complete 60 credit hours of overall course work

  • Complete 15 hours of course work related to Field of Study with at least a C grade and 2.75 GPA

  • Meet Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) requirements

  • Complete professional interview and writing sample

  • Complete content screening instrument

For further information contact Educator Preparation services.

With 7th-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Mathematics-020
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Humanities-040
Sophomore English 43
Visual and Performing Art-050
Choose one of the following
MUSI 1310American Music3
or HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
or DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre
University Option-090
Sophomore English 43
HIST 2312Western Civilization II3
Required Courses in the Concentration
HIST 3322History of Texas3
HIST 4381Concepts of History Education3
Choose one of the following
GEOG 1301Physical Geography3
or GEOG 1302 Human Geography
GEOG 1303World Regional Geography3
EDUC 3325Fundamentals of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
SPED 3361Survey Exceptional Learners3
Professional Development
Choose one of the following
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
or TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development
or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology
READ 3335Content Area Reading3
EDUC 3320Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools 53
EDUC 3330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III3
EDUC 4335Issues in Professional Development3
EDUC 4691Clinical Teaching6
Advanced Political Science Elective
Upper level Political Science Elective3
Advanced History Electives
Upper level History Electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours75
4

Courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

5

A formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during course.

                Admission Requirements to the Teacher Education Program include:

  • Complete the following courses with a C grade or better:

    • Twelve hours of English

    • College Algebra course

    • Education Psychology course

  • Complete 60 credit hours of overall course work

  • Complete 15 hours of course work related to Field of Study with at least a C grade and 2.75 GPA

  • Meet Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) requirements

  • Complete professional interview and writing sample

  • Complete content screening instrument

For further information contact Educator Preparation services.

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

 Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate academic content within the discipline of history.

  2. Know the historical development of the discipline and the philosophical approaches to history that have developed over time.

  3. Demonstrate appropriate style and grammar, as well as organizational and analytical ability in their written work.

  4. Conduct and report research that analyzes, synthesizes, and evaluates historical content.