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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

History Major (B.A.)


Major code BA4211

College of Arts and Sciences 
History Department
Bentley Annex 452
Phone: 740.593.4334
Fax: 740.593.0259
History.Department@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/history

Brian Schoen, contact person
 

Program Overview

As a history major at Ohio University, you will have the opportunity to work with full-time faculty who are noted for their exceptional teaching abilities and have reputations as accomplished scholars. Each faculty member seeks to inspire their students to explore important and fascinating aspects of the discipline of history. Courses in American, European, African, Asian, Latin American, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern history are offered, presenting the student with a wealth of possibilities not found in many history departments.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The study of history at the undergraduate level, if pursued with vigor and dedication, will give you the ability to work successfully in any setting that puts a premium on analysis, strategic thinking, written communication, and information gathering. This is not just speculation on our part, history majors at Ohio University have gone on to successful careers in business, government service, publishing, teaching, consulting, medicine, law, and museum work. Several recent generous donations given to the department by former students further testify to the fact that being a history major at Ohio University can be a key to future success.


Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

History Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 36 semester credit hours of HIST coursework, including all of the requirements below.

United States History Introductory Courses


Complete the following courses:

Historical Research and Writing


Complete the following course at the beginning of the junior year:

Chronological History Course Requirement


Courses taken at or above the 2020-level to meet the Chronological History Course requirements will also count toward the elective requirement.  Complete one course from each of the three components.

Component 2: Early Modern History


Complete one of the following courses:

Component 3: Modern History


Complete one of the following courses:

Geographical History Course Requirement


Courses taken above the 2020-level to meet the Geographical History Course requirements will also count toward the elective requirement. Complete one course from each of the three components.

Component 1: European History


Complete one of the following courses:

Component 2: North American History


Complete one of the following courses:

Component 3: World History


Complete one of the following courses:

History Electives


Complete a total of 21 hours of history courses above 2020. Courses taken above 2020 to meet the Chronological and Geographical requirements will also count toward the elective requirement. Some courses may meet both a Chronological and Geographical requirement.