History (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
HIS 120Modern World History3
HIS 140American History to 18653
HIS 150American History since 18653
HIS 200Ancient and Medieval Civilization3
HIS 210Early Modern Civilization3
HIS 230Modern Europe: 1789 to the Present3
HIS 290The Historian's Craft3
GEO 100World Geography3
PHL 219Reasoning and Argumentation3
Select twenty-one credit hours in upper level History from the following 1
American History elective3
Non-American History Pre-1500 elective3
Non-American Post-1500 elective3
Upper level History 300 or higher12
Plus six additional credits from the following 2
Cognate elective numbered 200 or higher3
Cognate elective3
MWSU Minor or 2nd Major 318

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework, including History coursework not used within the major.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.