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Undergraduate Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

History - B.A.


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Major Requirements:

Thirty-six semester hours, including:

  • One course that focuses on the time period before 1500
  • One course that focuses on the time period after 1500
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  • Fifteen semester hours meeting the requirements of an area of concentration in history
  • Three courses outside the area of concentration. Students electing a concentration in U.S. or European history must elect one course in African, Latin American, or global history in partial fulfillment of major requirements.

Areas of Concentration:


Students must complete one of the following concentrations:

Concentration in African History:

Fifteen semester hours chosen from courses listed under African history including two from:

Concentration in European History:

Fifteen semester hours chosen from courses listed under European history, including at least one course above 200 and at least one course above 300. At least one course must address the period before 1789.

Concentration in Global History:

The department’s 100-level requirements should be fulfilled with:

Fifteen semester hours chosen from courses listed under global history, including at least one course above 200 and at least one course above 300.

Concentration in United States History:

Fifteen semester hours chosen from courses listed under United States history, including one course focusing on the time period before 1877, one course focusing on the time period after 1877, and at least one course above 300.

Concentration in Latin American History:

Fifteen semester hours chosen from courses listed under Latin American history, including:

and at least one course above 300.

Additional Major Requirements:


  • Students may count no more than 12 semester hours at the 100 level toward the major
  • Students interested in graduate school are strongly encouraged to study a foreign language beyond the 102 level.

A minimum of 15 hours in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

History Education


Teacher Licensure: History grades 9-12


Students who wish to teach social studies in grades 9 through 12 complete a major in history and they complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for secondary licensure.

History Requirements

Teacher Education Program

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical practice (one full semester) in a middle or secondary classroom.

For more information about 9-12 licensure, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education


History majors who are interested in elementary education should consult with the elementary licensure advisor in the School of Education.

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