BA in History

Program Requirements

A major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours in history, at least 15 of which must be earned at Wichita State. All majors complete:

Course Title Hours
HIST 300Introduction to Historical Research and Writing3
HIST 698Historiography (PHIL 510 may be accepted in place of HIST 698)3
HIST 131History of the United States: Colonial to 18653
or HIST 132 History of the United States Since 1865
Select 3 credit hours from the following3
The Human Adventure: World Civilization Since 1500
World Civilization to 1500
History of Western Civilization Since 1648
Topics in World History
Select 12 credit hours in history, 6 of which must be upper-division (300-level or above)12
Select 3 credit hours from each of the following areas at the 500 or 600 level9
Ancient and medieval history
Modern European history
American history (including Latin America)
Total Credit Hours33

Applied Learning

Students in the BA in history program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by taking HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Research and Writing.