Undergraduate Programs & Electives

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of History offers courses in U.S. and world history and major degrees in both the liberal arts and secondary education. In addition, it offers applied history, which enables students to learn skills in historical editing, museum work and other related areas. A history minor is also available to the non-history majors. The department's program in secondary education provides teaching certification. Academic counseling is available for students choosing careers in history.

Course Requirements

History Major (B.A.): 120 semester hours

HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 406. Then 27 semester hours of history electives according to departmental guidelines with at least 9 semester hours of these at the 300 level or above.

History Minor: 18 semester hours

Students who choose a minor in history are required to take a minimum of 18 semester hours of history courses distributed according to departmental guidelines. All history courses except applied history will count toward a minor.

General Guidelines for the Minor

  • Each minor shall consist of a minimum of 18 semester hours of history courses.
  • All regular history courses may count.
  • At least two courses must be taken in U.S. history.
  • At least two courses must be taken in world history.
  • No more than three 100 level courses may be taken.
  • At least two courses at the 300 or above level must be taken.

Social Studies (B.S. Ed.): 120 semester hours

This program is designed for students planning to teach economics, geography, government or history. The program consists of 30 semester hours from required core courses:

  • ECON 101: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102: Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 101: The Global Environment
  • One of the following:
    • GEOG 226: Political Geography
    • GEOG 342: Europe
    • GEOG 343: Latin America
    • GEOG 344: North America
  • GOVT 111: Introduction to American Government
  • GOVT 251: Introduction to Global Affairs
  • HIST 101: Europe and the World, 1350-1789
  • HIST 102: Europe and the World, 1789 to Present
  • HIST 105: Introduction to the Craft of History
  • HIST 106: Contours of U.S. History (G3)

In consultation with an academic adviser, each student will select a concentration totaling 30 semester hours from along the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology (0-6 credits)
  • Economics (3-15 credits)
  • Geography (3-15 credits)
  • Government (3-15 credits)
  • History (3-15 credits)
  • Psychology (0-6 credits)
  • Sociology (0-6 credits) 

BSE Students must also follow the instructions on the School of Educations Field Services site: http://www.millersville.edu/fieldservices/ in order to file for clearances, to qualify for APS, and to get up-to-date test information.

Undergraduate Electives

For current course descriptions and additional information, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog (PDF).