2014-2015 College Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2023  
2014-2015 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History/Secondary Education Double Major, B.A./B.S.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The objectives of the history major are: 1) To develop a general understanding of the major themes, events, and personalities of American and modern world history; 2) to develop skills in the collection, evaluation, and communication of historical data; 3) to provide opportunities for more advanced knowledge in specific geographic regions; 4) to prepare individuals for careers in education, business, law, the ministry, libraries and museums, and public service.


Additional Requirements: 21 credit hours

Seven additional courses (300-400 level) to include:
Four in American history (HSA) (12 hours)
Three in European history or World history (HSE) (9 hours) 

Recommended for all majors:

Foreign languages, database research, and other courses in the social sciences and humanities.

History/Secondary Education:

In addition to the courses required for a major in history, students seeking a double major in secondary education with emphasis in history and social studies must complete all courses required by the state of Missouri for secondary certification (see Secondary Education  section under Education for additional course requirements) and all of the following hours in the social studies:

  • Political Science (U.S. and state) (6)
  • Economics (recommend ECN 103 ) (3)
  • Geography (HST 203 ) (3)
  • Behavioral Science (recommend PSY 103  and FAM 103 ) (6) *
  • Methods of Teaching Social Studies (HST 403 ) (3)


(*excluding PSY 213 )

The state of Missouri can mandate changes to these requirements.

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