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Courses for a Degree in History

History is the study of people and events in the past.

For this major you’ll take lots of history classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in history:

History Courses:

  • The Ancient World
  • Myths and Mysteries of the Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • Colonial and Revolutionary America
  • History of American Citizenship
  • Race and American History
  • U.S. Civil War and the Reconstruction Era
  • Origins of Modern Japan
  • World Wars I and II
  • Europe and the World
  • Colonial/Postcolonial Africa
  • Soccer and Society in Latin America
  • Food in World History
  • Vietnam War and the U.S.
  • Environmental History
  • 20th Century Native Americans

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology