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History Department

Concentrations in History

Bachelor of General Studies

Students who wish to complete a B.G.S. degree with a concentration in history should talk to an advisor in the College of Continuing Studies. This degree requires 30 credit hours in history, of which 9 hours must be at the 3000/4000 level. History 3930 is recommended for every student who plans to pursue a graduate degree in history.


Students majoring in history, who also wish to undertake professional training in law, are encouraged to complete all requirements for the B.A. degree. Pre-law advisors for history majors will assist each students in the selection of a program that will enable that student to attain a broad general education while progressing toward the bachelor's degree.

Education Subject Endorsement

Those students seeking a subject endorsement for a degree in the College of Education must take History 1000/1010 and 1110/1120; 6 hours of course work at the 2000 level; 18 hours of course work at the 3000/4000 level; and 6 hours of work in cognate courses. For advice, please check with Student Services in the College of Education.

Clio, one of the nine Greek muses, was later referred to as the Muse of History. A daughter of Zeus, Clio was highly regarded for her brilliant poetry and heroic acts. Her image usually includes a parchment scroll (an ancient source of record), a set of tablets (another ancient source of records), books, and/or a clarion (or trumpet). In her hair, she wears a laurel wreath. The image of Clio on this web page was taken from an 1800 painting by Charles Meynier entitled, Clio, Muse of History.