BA - History

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    History and Philosophy Department

    History, B.A.

    Program Information:
    The program of study in history offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors complete several "major requirements" which provide needed background in research and writing, in the theory of the discipline, and in the various fields of history. Students must also complete a capstone experience including two research seminars. Students needing a writing sample or other credential for career advancement or graduate study can complete a Senior Thesis. A degree in history is useful to students interested in careers involving critical thinking, research and oral and written communication. It serves as a prerequisite for graduate study in a number of fields, including history and many other social science disciplines, education, law, and theology. A degree in history prepares students for careers in government, the international arena, law, theology, business, non-profit work, as well as for graduate study.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the History degree and History Minor requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, students must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestone/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.
    4. Students are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Adlvisor every semester.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6294
    http://hp.hss.kennesaw.edu

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1111
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1190
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students with two years of French, German or Spanish in HIgh School should take the Online Placement Test.  
  2. Students beginning a new language should enroll in FL 1001 in their first term.
  3. Must meet with an academic advisor each semester until earning 30 semester hours at KSU.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must meet with an academic advisor each semester until earning 30 semester hours at KSU.

Year 1 (Hours: 33)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students in History are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisor.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students in History are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisor

Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students in History are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisor.

Term 6

Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students in History are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisor.
  2. Declare Minor in Owl Express.
  3. Review requirements for Senior Thesis.

Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • HIST 4495 or HIST 4496 or HIST 4497 or HIST 4498
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Submit a formal petition to graduate.
  2. Students in History are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisor,
  3. Submit application for Senior Thesis if desired.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • HIST 4495 or HIST 4496 or HIST 4497 or HIST 4498
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. May Complete Senior Thesis as alternative to second seminar; See website for guidelines.

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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