History Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in History

Core Curriculum: 43 semester hours of courses in English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Kinesiology, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Foreign Language, Religion, Classics/Humanities, and Leadership.
Major: 36 semester hours

Major Requirements (36 hours)

Lower Level

HIS 1301 US History to 1877*

HIS 1302 US History from 1877*

*whichever not taken in the Liberal Arts Perspective portion of the Concordia Common Experience Curriculum

HIS 2301 Historical Methods

HIS 2321 Western Civilization to 1715

HIS 2322 Western Civilization from 1715

Upper Level

HIS 3314 Traditions and Values of Classical Civilizations

HIS 3321 International Relations Since 1919

HIS 3301 History of Mexico

HIS 4201 Senior Thesis

HIS 4101 Senior Thesis Completion (only required if thesis is not fully completed in HIS 4201)

One course (three credits) from the following four courses:

HIS 3341 Civil War Era

HIS 3342 The American West

HIS 3343 Post-WWII America

HIS 3344 American Environmental History

Plus nine hours (three classes) from the following list:

HIS 3308 Asian History and Culture

HIS 3304 History and Culture of the Mexican American

HIS 3311 Texas History

HIS 3354 History of Christianity

HIS 4310 History Internship

HIS 4360 Topics in History

HIS 3341 Civil War Era (if not taken above)

HIS 3342 The American West (if not taken above)

HIS 3343 Post-WWII America (if not taken above)

HIS 3344 American Environmental History (if not taken above)

HIS 3398 National/International Travel**

**This course may be repeated but may be used to fulfill the History Major requirement only once.

Supporting Course Requirements (24 hours)

ANT 1301 Introduction to Anthropology OR HIS/SOC 2306 Race and Ethnic Relations

POLS 1303 American Government and Citizenship

ECO 2301 Intro to Macroeconomics

ENG 3311 Advanced Writing OR ENG 3318 Writing for Publication

GRG 1312 World Regional Geography OR GRG 1311 Principles of Geography

REL 33xx Any REL course

Plus one REL course (three credits) from the following three courses:

REL 3341 Lutheran Doctrine

REL 3353 American Christianity

REL 3381 Major World Religions

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete the following in addition to the Concordia Common Experience Curriculum and major requirements:

Global/Cultural (3 hours)

Completed through major requirements.

Modern or Classical Language

Complete two consecutive terms (at least six credit hours) of a non-English language.

Elective Hours

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39 must be upper-level.


For more information on the History major, or any history course, contact:

Matthew Bloom, Ph.D.
Director, History Major

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