The Department of History offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in history.
Faculty: Professor George, chairperson. Professors Honhart, Mather, Rollo-Koster, and Rusnock; Associate Professors Buxton, Ferguson, Pegueros, Sterne, and Widell; Assistant Professors Loomis and Verskin; Lecturers Reumann and Ward; Associate Research Professor Jensen; Professors Emeriti Cohen, Findlay, Gutchen, Kim, Klein, Schwartz, Strom, Thurston, and Weisbord.
Students selecting this field must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45) in history, including a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 credits in courses numbered 100 to 299. The balance of required credits is in courses numbered 300 or above, including (1) HIS 401 or 441 or 481 and (2) HIS 495. The two 400-level courses should be taken in consecutive semesters with the same instructor. Under unusual circumstances, with permission of the department chairperson, a student may substitute, in place of the seminar, HIS 391 leading to a substantial research paper. Capstone courses in this major are HIS 401, 441, 481, and 495.
Undergraduates wishing to take courses on the 500 level must secure the permission of the chairperson.
A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.