Undergraduate Programs & Electives

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of History offers courses in U.S. and world History and opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts degree in History as well as the Bachelor of Science in Education degree, with certification in secondary Social Studies education. A history minor is also available to non-History majors.  Academic counseling is available for all majors, and for any student interested in a career in History.

Course Requirements

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

HIST 101, 102, 106, 105, 205, 305 and 405. Then 21 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 45 semester hours from required core courses:

  • ECON 100: Introductory Economics
  • ECON 203: Introduction to World Economy
  • GEOG 120: Human Geography
  • GEOG: Choose one of the following:
    • GEOG 141: World Regional Geography
    • GEOG 226: Political Geography
    • GEOG 248: Geography of Africa
    • GEOG 342: Europe
    • GEOG 343: Latin America and the Caribbean
    • GEOG 344: North America
  • GEOG 281: Maps and GIS
  • GOVT 111: Introduction to American Government
  • GOVT 221: Introduction to Comparative Political Systems
  • GOVT 251: Introduction to Global Politics
  • HIST: Choose two of the following:
    • HIST 101: Europe and the World 1350-1789
    • HIST 102: Europe and the World 1789-Present
    • HIST 206: World Culture and Religion to 1500
    • HIST 280: Pre-Colonial Africa
  • HIST 105: History Matters
  • HIST 106: Contours of U.S. History 
  • HIST 205: Craft of History
  • PSYC 100: General Psychology
  • SOCY 210: Sociology of the Family

In consultation with an academic adviser, each student will select a concentration totaling 15 semester hours from among the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology (0-6 credits)
  • Geography (0-9 credits)
  • Government (0-9 credits)
  • History (0-9 credits)
  • Psychology (0-6 credits)
  • Sociology (0-6 credits) 

BSE Students must also follow the instructions on the School of Educations Field Services site: https://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 Academic Catalog.

Undergraduate Academic Catalog