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  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

History, BA


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The Purdue University Northwest Bachelor of Arts degree in History meets the general guidelines of the American Historical Association. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in History will open many opportunities. Graduates with degrees in History will be well suited to pursue careers as researchers, curators, archivists, entrepreneurs, business managers and in government service. The degree also prepares students well for graduate school, MBA programs and law school. Students earning a degree in History will gain essential critical thinking skills, expertise in writing and communication, research capabilities and analytical skills that potential employers find essential in the workplace.

A special feature of the program is its Research Seminar, which will provide students with the opportunity to delve into and investigate local historical societies or other archives. Upon completion of their investigations, students will have an opportunity to present their work.

PNW history students may apply for membership in the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society, which provides students with an opportunity for recognition of excellence, and allow them to participate in regional and national research conferences and be eligible for various scholarships, awards and recognition.

Degree Requirements


PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (51 Credits)


Foreign Language (12 Credits)


Must complete 4 semesters of the same foreign language.

US History Electives (6 Credits)


30000 level US History courses have a prerequisite of HIST 15100  or HIST 15200 . Other courses may be approved by the program advisor.

Non-US History Electives (6 Credits)


30000 level US History courses have a prerequisite of HIST 15100  or HIST 15200 . Other courses may be approved by the program advisor.

History Free Electives (12 Credits)


30000 level or above

Free Electives (15 Credits)


Total 120 Credits Required


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