School of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Majors and Courses

  • History

    Bachelor's Degree in History

    A bachelor's degree in History at Dean College provides excellent preparation for a career in law, education, business, public service, academics and much more.

    You’ll develop a deep understanding of the cultural, political, economic and religious factors that have forged our world. In small classes, you’ll hone your communication and analytical skills and  emerge as a flexible learner. 

    The history curriculum features in-depth coursework on world civilizations and U.S. history in addition to special topics showcasing faculty research and interests.

    Most history majors at Dean go on to graduate school before launching successful careers in education, research, communications, advocacy, public service, public relations, or any field that captures their interest.

    Course Sequence

    History

    MAJOR (48 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    HIS 101
    Making History
    3
    HIS 111
    United States History to 1865
    3
    HIS 112
    United States History 1865 to Present
    3
    HIS 151
    World History 1 to 1500
    3
    HIS 152
    World History 2, 1500 to Present
    3
    HIS
    200-Level History Elective
    3
    HIS
    200-Level History Elective
    3
    HIS
    300-400 Level History Elective
    3
    HIS
    300-400 Level History Elective
    3
    HIS
    300-400 Level History Elective
    3
    HIS
    300-400 Level History Elective
    3
    LAS 415
    Critical Theory
    3
    CAR 200
    The Internship Preparation Seminar
    1
    CAR 300
    The Internship Experience
    2
    HIS 450
    Senior Seminar
    3
    HIS 495
    Senior Capstone in History
    3
    CORE (43 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ENG 320
    Advanced Essay Writing
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (30 credits) Credits
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    TOTAL CREDITS: 121 Credits
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