Bachelor of Science in History

Program Curriculum 

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
History Core Requirements
HIST 2700U.S. History to 18773
HIST 2710U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 3000Historical Research Methodologies3
HIST 4890Senior Capstone3
HIST 2500Latin American Civilization3
or HIST 2600 Survey of Eastern Civilization
Complete one of the following pairs of classes:
HIST 1100
HIST 1110
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715 (SS, GC)
and Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
6
HIST 1500
HIST 1510
World History to 1500 (SS, GC)
and World History Since 1500 (SS, GC)
6
Social Science Requirements
Complete 9 credits from the following:
CJ 1330Criminal Law3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
ECON 2020Macro Economics (SS, GC)3
PHIL 1120Social Ethics (HU, GC)3
PHIL 1250Reasoning and Rational Decision-Making (HU, GC)3
PHIL 2600World Religions: Topics (HU) (GC)3
POLS 2100Introduction to International Relations (GC)3
POLS 2200Intro to Comparative Politics3
POLS 2300Intro to Political Theory3
SOC 1010Introduction to Sociology (SS, GC)3
History Electives
Complete 21 upper-division credits in History (HIST). Courses may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency
  4. Grade C or higher (not C-) required in each Core Discipline and Elective Requirement.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
SSC 1010 Trailblazer Connections 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (if needed based on placement) 4
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
HIST 1100
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715 (SS, GC) ( meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences))
or World History to 1500 (SS, GC)
3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
HIST 1110
Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
or World History Since 1500 (SS, GC)
3
Program Elective (Social Science Course) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 2500
Latin American Civilization
or Survey of Eastern Civilization
3
Program Elective (Social Science Course) 3
Program Elective (Social Science Course) 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 2710 U.S. History Since 1877 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Physical Sciences / Lab) 4
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
HIST 3000 Historical Research Methodologies 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 4890 Senior Capstone 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours121