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ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.S.

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Total number of hours for program: 120.
Students who elect to pursue the BS as part of the double licensure program in Social Sciences Education (BSED) could exceed the 128 credit hours.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major Requirements

Survey Credits (6 hours)

Take any two from the following:

Methods Credits (3 hours)

Upper Division Electives (24 hours)

24 hours of junior-senior electives to include 6 hours in United States History, 6 hours in European History, 3 hours in non-Western History. Students must complete a Capstone Experience. At least 9 hours must be at the 400 level history courses.

HIST 395 will be double counted as an upper division elective course in the history major for dual-degree students seeking a BS in History and a BSED in Social Science Education. It is a requirement in the BSED program in Social Science Education.

Additional Requirements

To complete the program, a total of 42 hours is required, including a minor, or second major, or other approved program and general electives. At least 30 hours of the courses taken at WCU must be at the junior-senior level to meet one of the general university degree requirements.

Students should consult their advisors during the term before their senior year to create a plan for their Capstone Experience.

Visit the department’s website at to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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