CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2019  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

History, BA

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Total number of hours for program: 120.

The history degree trains students to connect their personal and local history to regional, national, and global histories.  It combines significant academic training in analysis, written and oral communication, and critical thinking with internship opportunities in the public-school classroom, public history institutions, and government, academic, non-profit, spiritual, and corporate institutions.  Students completing this degree leave with skills and experiences that train them to be contributing members of society and a global economy.

Note: Students who elect to pursue the BA as part of the double degree licensure program in Social Sciences Education could exceed 128 credit hours.


Liberal Studies (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements

Survey Courses (9 hours)

Students will take three hours from each of the following areas: U.S. History, European History, and ALAMEA (African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asian history).

Modern Foreign Language Requirement (6 hours)

WLL 231-232 or 240 (six hours)  

Methods Credits (6 hours)

Students will take six hours of methods courses:

Upper Division Electives (18 hours)

Six courses (18 hours) of 300/400 level electives to include three hours in United States History, three hours in European History, and three hours in ALAMEA (African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asia). Students must have three hours of 400-level electives (in addition to the three hours of methods/capstone listed in the methods credit section above).

Additional Requirements

To complete the program, a total of 39 hours is required, including a minor, or a second major, or another approved program and general electives. To meet of the general university degree requirements, at least 30 hours of the courses taken at WCU must be at the junior-senior level. Students should consult their advisors during the term before their senior year to create a plan for their Capstone Course. Visit the department’s website at to view the eight-semester curriculum guide.

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