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History (B.A., B.S.)

Given the strong humanities emphasis within Nebraska Wesleyan’s history program, typically a degree in history is taken as a Bachelor of Arts. Students who combine history with a degree in the Social or Natural Sciences, however, usually take their degree as a Bachelor of Science.

Modern foreign language study is expected of all history majors. Transfer students must earn in residence a minimum of 12 hours in history, 6 hours of which must be at the upper level (3000-4990).


Core Courses 12 hours
History Major (36 hours)
HIST 1010FYW Topics in United States History to 1877
HIST 1020FYW United States Society and Culture Since 1877
4 hours
HIST 1110 World Civilizations: A Survey of the Global Twentieth Century 4 hours

HIST 2120 Western Civilization through Religion to 1648
HIST 2130 Western Civilization Through Literature
HIST 2170 Body, Mind, Spirit: The Understanding of the Self in Western Culture
HIST 2180 Science and Religion in Western Tradition

4 hours
Research Methods Course 4 hours

HIST 2400 Collective Memory and the Historian’s Craft or
HIST 4100 Voices of Slavery

4 hours
History Electives
16 hours
Students must take 16 credit hours of history electives. Select one course from each section below. Of the electives, at least 8 credit hours must be at the 4000-level.  

U.S. History

World History

European History

General History Elective
Choose any history course(s).
Senior Comprehensive 4 hours

HIST 4920 Reflecting on the Internship and
HIST 4970 History Internship
HIST 4980 Introduction to Senior Thesis and
HIST 4990 Senior Thesis
Students seeking secondary education endorsement must take HIST 4650 Topics in Nebraska History and complete their student teaching in history.