The requirements for a major in history from PC allow students the freedom to pursue their own interests while ensuring that they receive instruction in certain key areas. To ensure a broad-based liberal arts experience, history majors minor in another field of study; many PC history majors pursue a double major, which enables them to gain mastery in more than one discipline.

The History Department awards credit for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.

Major in History

The major in history requires a total of 30 hours, including HIST 2200, 2201, 4000, and 4001; three hours chosen from HIST 2400, 2401, 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3443, 3444, 3445, 3446, or 3470; three hours chosen from 3610/PHIL 361, 3611, 3612, 3613, 3614, 3615, 3616, 3617, 3640, 3641, 3642, or 3670; and 12 hours in HIST electives taught at or above the 2000-level. Additionally, students must choose a second major or a minor in an approved area.

Students who seek honors in history must complete an additional nine hours in HIST electives, including HIST 4003.

Minor in History

Students who minor in history must complete 18 hours in HIST electives taught at or above the 2000-level.

Major in History with a Minor in Secondary Education Certification to Teach High School Social Studies

Students who wish to be certified to teach social studies in the high-school setting must meet the requirements for the major in history, including HIST 2200, 2201, 2401, 3240, 4000, and 4001; three hours chosen from HIST 3610/PHIL 361, 3611, 3612, 3613, 3614, 3615, 3616, 3617, 3640, 3641, 3642, or 3670; nine hours of HIST electives taught at or above the 2000-level; ECON 201 or 202; GEOG 301; PLSC 201 or 202; PSYC 213; and SOC 201 or 207. Additionally, students must complete the minor in secondary education and all other requirements for teacher certification and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for a total of 79 hours. See Catalog for more information.