Understanding the development of civilizations in various times and places allows us to analyze and appreciate the modern milieu and its potential futures. The study of history encompasses politics, economics, science and technology, culture and social relationships, perspectives, ideas, values, and attitudes. A degree in the discipline will prepare a person for a broad range of careers and graduate training in the historical professions, in historical preservation, in education, law, the social sciences, business, and other professions.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in history requires successful completion of 120 semesters hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies which must include six hours of one modern language; (2) courses within the history program OR the history of philosophy program as outlined below; and (3) a program of electives or a minor as worked out with the student’s adviser.
Classroom, on line, distance, or television courses at institutions outside of the West Virginia state systems: Approval of substitutions for major requirements must be with the consent of the Department of History and Philosophy.
Within the program, the following three sets of requirements must be met for the degree: