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Undergraduate Degree Programs

History

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (HSTBA)

The B.A. degree program in History focuses on the study of the evolution of American and European institutions. This program enables students to pursue history in the traditional mode as a study of written records.

For the B.A. degree in History, a minimum of 124 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in the MAJOR Requirements)

ELECTIVES: 19 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 39 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education GWS courses.)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30 credits)
Select 3 credits from: HIST 1 GH;IL(3) or HIST 10 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 9 credits from HIST 1 GH;IL(3), HIST 2 GH;IL(3), HIST 10 GH;IL(3), HIST 11 GH;IL(3), HIST 20 GH;US(3), HIST 21 GH;US(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: ENGL 202A GWS(3) or ENGL 202B GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from: HIST 301(3) or HIST 302(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 12 credits of HIST at the 400-level or ANTH 420(3); ANTH 492(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 3 credits in each of the area categories - United States, Europe, and World from school-approved list (Sem: 1-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-01-032

Review Date: 8/23/2016

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