Requirements for a Major in History

Basic courses: HIST 116, 117, 201, 202, 323, 324, and twelve hours selected from 300- or 400-level History courses.
Required related coursesP.S. 203 or P.S. 204, and six hours selected from Art History, Music History, or Theatre History courses or ECON 110, ECON 111.  History majors must also complete six credits of a foreign language (ancient or modern) or satisfy the Bellarmine College Bachelor of Arts foreign language proficiency requirement. 
 
For the maximum 36 hours permitted in the department, students may select six additional hours from 300- or 400-level History courses.

Suggested Program of Study

History Suggested Program for Bachelor of Arts Degree

Freshman Year

HIST 116

3

Gen Ed IDC. 101

3

Gen Ed ENGL 101

3

Foreign Language Req

3

IDC. 100

1

Gen Ed Natural Science Req

3
TOTAL 16

HIST 117

3

Gen Ed ENGL 200

3

Gen Ed PHIL 160

3

Foreign Language Req

3

Gen Ed Natural Science Req

3
TOTAL 15

Sophomore Year

HIST 201

3

Corequisite †

3

Gen Ed IDC. 200

3

Gen Ed Math Req

3

Gen Ed Social Science Req

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

HIST 202

3

Corequisite †

3

P.S. 204

3

Gen Ed THEO 200

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Junior Year

HIST 323

3

History Elective

3

Gen Ed IDC. 301

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

HIST 324

3

History Elective

3

History Elective

3

Gen Ed PHIL 301

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 18

Senior Year

History Elective

3

Gen Ed IDC. 401

3

Gen Ed Fine Arts Req

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

History Elective

3

Gen Ed Theology Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

† Selected from Art History, Music History, Theatre History courses, or Economics 110, 111.

Gen Ed or required related courses may be taken in different semesters other than those listed above. A student may not take more than 36 hours in History in the 126 hour program.