Degree Requirements

B.A., Major in History

In History:
  • Nine credit hours selected from:
  • 121 World History to 1500
  • 122 World History since 1500
  • 131 American History to 1865
  • 132 American History since 1865
Plus
  • 364 Junior Research Methods
  • 464 Senior Research Seminar

Fifteen additional hours in History electives (no more than six hours of 352 or 452 Readings courses), for a total of 30 credit hours in History.

Cognate requirements:

In Political Science:

  • 101 Intro. to Political Science
  • 213 American Politics

In Geography:

  • 201 World Geography

In Anthropology:

  • 219 Cultural Anthropology

In Mathematics:

  • 215  Introduction to Statistics

History Minor

Nine credit hours selected from:
  • 121 World History to 1500
  • 122 World History since 1500
  • 131 American History to 1865
  • 132 American History since 1865

Nine additional hours in History electives but no more than three hours of 352 or 452 Readings courses, for a total of 18 credit hours in History.


Secondary Education Licensure in History

Completion of this program is required for secondary licensure in American history, world history, and political science.

In History:

  • 121 World History to 1500
  • 122 World History since 1500
  • 131 American History to 1865
  • 132 American History since 1865
  • 332 Kansas History
  • 364 Junior Research Methods
  • 464 Senior Research Seminar

(In addition, nine or more credit hours of History electives will be necessary to complete History major requirements.)

In Political Science:

  • 105 Public Policy
  • 213 American Politics

In Geography:

  • 201 World Geography

In Anthropology:

  • 219 Cultural Anthropology

In Economics:

  • 101 Principles of Microeconomics

All requirements for Kansas teacher licensure as listed in the Education section of the catalog. For course descriptions: Southwestern College Course Catalog.


"I enjoy my major here at Southwestern because everyone in the History department is very tight. One of the benefits of attending a small school is that it makes it easier to get to know the people who are in the same field of study as you are. It is also nice to be a history major at a college where there are only two history professors. It does not take long to get accustomed to their teaching styles." -Jake Giger

History