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History - Bachelor of Science

Degree Information

The Bachelor of Science in History will give students the opportunity to complete 36 credit hours in History courses that will cover all recorded expressions of human activity: political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual. In addition, they pursue additional credit hours outside of the field of history to gain applicable skills in the sciences, social sciences, education, and/or business.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

Department of History Residency Requirements

The Department of History enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements with no additions.

General Education Core Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science(3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

View a list of current course offerings.

In addition to the 30 cr. General Education Core students completing a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete the following BS Distribution Requirements.

  • Natural Science (8 credits)

Bachelor of Science in History Requirements

Major Specific Requirements (36 hours)

Four courses from HIST-E100, HIST-F100, HIST-G100, HIST-H101, HIST-H103, HIST-H104, HIST-H105, HIST-H106, HIST-W101.

Six courses at the 200, 300 or 400 level, including two courses in one geographical area, one course in a second geographical area, one course in a third geographical area, and two additional courses.

Two courses from the same discipline in the School of Business, Education, Natural Sciences or Social Sciences.

One at the 100/200 level and one at the 300/400 level.

HIST-H236 (Sophomore Seminar) must be taken before senior year; cannot be taken at the same time as a senior seminar or the semester previous to senior seminar. Expected to be taken in Sophomore year.

HIST-J495 (Senior Seminar) Students will not be authorized for Senior Seminar, in a semester in which they are taking Sophomore Seminar or in a semester immediately following the semester in which they took Sophomore Seminar.

  • No more than three courses that count toward the major can be transferred in or taken online via another IU campus.
  • HIST-H236 and HIST-J495 must be taken from IU Southeast faculty and will not be replaced with another class.

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