The baccalaureate degree in history is designed to prepare students for a broad range of career opportunities. In addition to teaching, a history major is a preferred background for many careers: Law (a history B.A. is a preference of many law schools); federal, state and local government positions — especially the Foreign Service, the National Park Service, and military careers; museum direction, library and archival work; the business fields of public relations and advertising; journalism and other media; and public policy and planning agencies. These fields are open to history graduates because their degree indicates to future employers they possess writing and research skills and a basic understanding of the world and its people.
Admission to the Program:
Two years of a foreign language may be required for undergraduate degree in history and for entry into most law schools. Students should check with the school to which they intend to transfer.
Recommended Course Seqeunce:
Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; GEOG 113; Physical Science; History; Humanities
Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; PHIL 110; Life Science; Mathematics; History
Fall Semester 2:
COMM 110; ECON 110; Mathematics; History; Electives
Spring Semester 2:
Political Science; Fine Arts; History; Electives
Required Program Courses
-History **12-16 hrs
Required General Education Courses
COMM 110Communication: Process and Practice3 hrs
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3 hrs
ENGL 110Composition I3 hrs
ENGL 111Composition II3 hrs
GEOG 113World Regional Geography3 hrs
PHIL 110Introduction to Philosophy3 hrs
-Mathematics *3 hrs
-Mathematics *3 hrs
-Life Science *4 hrs
-Fine Arts *3 hrs
-Humanities ***3 hrs
-Political Science *3 hrs
-Elective ****11 hrs
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts and Science Degree (page 4 of the ICC Catalog).
** HIST 117, 118, 201 and 202 are Social Science courses in the General Education core for the Associate in Arts and Science Degree. (HIST 110, 125, 203, 204, 219 and 250 are History Electives that transfer but do not satisfy requirements in the General Education core.)
*** HIST 111 or 112 fulfills part of the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement for the Associate in Arts and Science Degree.
**** Suggested Electives: ECON 111; GEOG 112, 114; LIT 110; INTST 130-134; PHIL 211; POLSC 115, 119, 122, 124; PSY 110; SOC 110, 114.