Major and Minor Requirements

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 information and procedures.

History Major: The major in history requires a total of 30 credit hours, as follows:

Requirements:

    • HIST 2200-2201 (6 hours) – American History 1 & 2
    • HIST 4000-4001 (6 hours) – Senior Seminar sequence
    • One HIST course (3 hours) from the European courses: HIST 2400, 2401, 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3443, 3444, 3445, 3446, or 3470
    • One HIST course (3 hours) from the Area Studies courses: HIST 3610, 3611, 3612, 3613, 3614, 3615, 3616, 3617, 3640, 3641, 3642, or 3670
    • Four HIST courses (12 hours) taught at or above the 2000-level
    • A minor or a second major in an approved area

Honors Track requirements (39 credit hours):

    • HIST 2200-2201 (6 hours) – American History 1 & 2
    • HIST 4000-4001 (6 hours) – Senior Seminar sequence
    • One HIST course (3 hours) from the European courses: HIST 2400, 2401, 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3443, 3444, 3445, 3446, or 3470
    • One HIST course (3 hours) from the Area Studies courses: HIST 3610, 3611, 3612, 3613, 3614, 3615, 3616, 3617, 3640, 3641, 3642, or 3670
    • HIST 4003 (3 hours) – Honors Research
    • Six HIST courses (18 hours) taught at or above the 2000-level
    • A minor or a second major in an approved area

History Minor: The minor in history requires a total of 18 credit hours in HIST electives taught at or above the 2000-level.

History Major with certification in Secondary Education (Social Studies): The major in history with Social Studies concentration and Teachers Certification requires a total of 79 credit hours, as follows:

HIST/Social Studies requirements:

    • HIST 2200-2201 (6 hours) – American History 1 & 2
    • HIST 2401 (3 hours) – Modern Europe
    • HIST 3240 (3 hours) – History of the South
    • HIST 4000-4001 (6 hours) – Senior Seminar sequence
    • One HIST course (3 hours) from the Area Studies courses: HIST 3610, 3611, 3612, 3613, 3614, 3615, 3616, 3617, 3640, 3641, 3642, or 3670
    • Three HIST courses (9 hours) taught at or above the 2000-level
    • Five Social Studies courses (15 hours): ECON 201 or 202, GEOG 301, PLSC 201 or 202, PSYC 213, and SOC 201 or 207

EDSD requirements:

    • Thirteen EDSD/EDUC courses (34 hours): EDSD 301, 302, 394, 400, 401, 402, and 403; EDUC 201, 350, 371, 391, 392, and 393
    • All other requirements for teacher certification and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program (see Secondary Education for more information)