History, BA

The PNC Bachelor of Arts degree in History meets the general guidelines of the American Historical Association. Earning a Bachelor's degree in History will open many opportunities. Graduates with degrees in History will be well suited to pursue careers as researchers, curators, archivists, entrepreneurs, business managers and in government service. The degree also prepares students well for graduate school, MBA programs and law school. Students earning a degree in History will gain essential critical thinking skills, expertise in writing and communication, research capabilities and analytical skills that potential employers find essential in the workplace.

A special feature of the program is its Research Seminar, which will provide students with the opportunity to delve into and investigate local historical societies or other archives. Upon completion of their investigations, students will have an opportunity to present their work. Qualifying students will have their work published in an online departmental journal.

The PNC program will apply for membership in the national Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society, which will provide students with an opportunity for recognition of excellence, and allow them to participate in regional and national research conferences and be eligible for various scholarships, awards and recognition.

PNC General Education Core (30 credits)

Composition and Communication (9 credits)


ENGL 10100English Composition I

0 - 3 credits

ENGL 10200English Composition II

3 credits

COM 11400Fundamentals Of Speech Communication

3 credits

Quantitative Reasoning (6 credits)

Choose one Mathematics 12300 or higher course and one Statistics course from Quantitative Reasoning.

Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

Choose one course from Humanities and one course from Social Sciences.

FYE or Humanities Social Sciences (3 credits)

An additional Humanities, Social Sciences, or FYE (GS 19100) course.

Natural Sciences and Technology (6 credits)

Choose two courses from Natural Science and/or Technology.

PNC Supplemental Core (24 credits)

U.S. Traditions (3 credits)

Choose one course from US Traditions.

Western Heritage (3 credits)

Choose one course from Western Heritage.

Global Cultures (3 credits)

Choose one course from Global Cultures.

Literature and the Arts (3 credits)

Choose one course from Literature and the Arts.

Gender Issues (3 credits)

Choose one course from Gender Issues.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity (3 credits)

Choose one course from Racial and Ethnic Diversity.

Social Ethics (3 credits)

Choose one course from Social Ethics.

Individual and Society (3 credits)

Choose one course from Individual and Society.

Required Courses (66 credits)

Modern Language (12 credits)

ASL, French, German, or Spanish to the fourth level is required.

History Core (9 credits)

HIST 10500Survey Of Global History

3 credits

HIST 29501Introduction To Historiography

3 credits

HIST 49500Research Seminar In Historical Topics

0 - 3 credits

History Electives (24 credits)

Electives (21 credits)