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History students gain a systematic approach by which to solve problems. Investigative and analytical skills can be applied in teaching and non-teaching environments.

Students majoring in history can apply their knowledge to many professions, including public relations, advertising, and journalism. Ambrose history grads have had careers in the government, law, higher education, and business.

 

Degree Requirements

Requirements for a Major:
34 semester credits in History, including HIST 100, 201, 202, 205; one of the following: HIST 210, 211, 212,  or 213; two of the following; HIST 215, 216 or 217; two courses at the 300-level; two of the following:  HIST 400, 401 or 410; and HIST 415.

 Requirements for a Minor:
US HIstory Minor:
15 semester credits in History, including HIST 201, 202 and 9 additional credits in US History above the first year level.

World History Minor: 15 semester credits in History, including two of the following:  HIST 215, 216 or HIST 217; one of the following:  HIST 210, 211, 212 or HIST 213; and 6 additional credits in World History above the first year level.

General History Minor: 15 semester credits in History, including HIST 201 and 202; one of the following:  HIST 215, 216 or 217; and 6 additional credits in history.

Teaching Major: 34 semester credits in history, distributed as follows: HIST 205; 15 credits in US History (HIST 201, 202, and 9 additional credits above the first year level); 15 credits in World History (one of the following:  HIST 210, 211, 212, 213; two of the following:  HIST 215, 216, 217; and 6 additional credits above the first year level); two of the following:  HIST 400, 401, 410; and HIST 415.
Education courses required for certification are listed in the Education section of the catalog. Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in History with no grade lower than a C.



Whats Next

Students might also be interested in an interdisciplinary minor of Classical Studies or Irish Studies.