Bachelor of Science in History

The Bachelor of Science in History degree has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. History Core Requirements
  3. Social Science Requirements
  4. History Electives
  5. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional 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.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
History Core Requirements
HIST 2700U.S. History to 18773
HIST 2710U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 3000Historical Research Methodologies3
HIST 4890Senior Capstone3
Complete one of the following pairs of classes:
HIST 1100
  & HIST 1110
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715
   and Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
6
HIST 1500
  & HIST 1510
World History to 1500
   and World History Since 1500
6
Social Science Requirements
Complete 9 credits from the following:
CJ 1330Criminal Law3
ECON 2010Micro Economics3
ECON 2020Macro Economics3
PHIL 1120Social Ethics3
PHIL 1250Reasoning and Rational Decision-Making3
PHIL 2600World Religions: Topics3
POLS 2100Introduction to International Relations3
POLS 2200Intro to Comparative Politics3
POLS 2300Intro to Political Theory3
SOC 1010Introduction to Sociology3
History Electives
Complete 24 credits from the following courses:
HIST 3010Special Topics in History3
HIST 3040Early Modern Britain (1485-1716)3
HIST 3150Russian History from 1860-19243
HIST 3160Russian History 1924-Present3
HIST 3180Nineteenth Century Europe3
HIST 3190Twentieth Century Europe3
HIST 3240British History (1714-Present)3
HIST 3460Comparative Asian History3
HIST 3480East Asia to 18003
HIST 3490East Asia Since 18003
HIST 3550Culture of East Asia3
HIST 3620History of Colonial Latin America3
HIST 3630History of Modern Latin America3
HIST 3640History of Latin American Revolutions3
HIST 3660History of Mexico3
HIST 3670Slavery & the American Republic3
HIST 3720Colonial America (1607-1763)3
HIST 3730The American Civil War and Reconstruction (1848-1876)3
HIST 3740Emergence of Modern America (1876 - 1941)3
HIST 3750Contemporary America (1941-Present)3
HIST 3870History of Utah3
HIST 4310History of Nationalism3
HIST 4370History of Social Movements in Modern America3
HIST 4400Introduction to Islam3
HIST 4490Nazi Germany and the Holocaust3
HIST 4700African-American History 1619-Present3
HIST 4710The American Revolution3
HIST 4720The New Nation (1789-1848)3
HIST 4730Society and Culture in the United States (1780-1860)3
HIST 4800RIndependent Study1-3

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 

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
HIST 1100
or 1500
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715
World History to 1500
3
MATH 1000Transitional Mathematics II (if needed based on placement)3
Program elective (Social Science course)3
Elective (any course)1
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
HIST 1110
or 1510
Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
World History Since 1500
3
Program elective (Social Science course)3
MATH course (GE Mathematics)3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 2700U.S. History to 18773
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
Program elective (Social Science course)3
General Education (Life Sciences)3
General Education (Fine Arts)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 2710U.S. History Since 18773
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (Literature/Humanities)3
Elective (Any course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 3000Historical Research Methodologies3
Elective (Any course)3
Elective (Any course)3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (Physical Sciences / Lab)4
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (Exploration)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (GLOCUP course)3
Elective (Any course)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 4890Senior Capstone3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120