History Major, Concentration in Foreign Service

Requirements for a Major in History, Concentration in Foreign Service

Programs are individually planned with the student’s advisor and prepare individuals for careers in the State Department and the intelligence community. In addition to required courses, students will be encouraged to elect courses in the areas of economics, languages, management, geography, and related fields.

Requirements for a Major in History(15 credits)
HI-103Connecting Ancient Worlds: World History to 15003
HI-104Age of Empires: World History 1500 to the Present3
HI-105Modern World History3
HI-111US History to 18773
HI-112US History 1865 to the Present3
Electives 1(21 credits)
US History electives6
European History electives6
Area Studies electives6
Select one other elective in history, which can be from the “General” category 23
Two electives must be at the 300 or 400 level 3
Historical Methods 4(4 credits)
HI-200The Historian's Craft4
or HI-440 Internship in History
Capstone Experience 5(4 credits)
HI-460Senior Research Seminar in History4
or HI-470 Senior Thesis in History
Total Credits44

Exception for Double Majors in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Only 36 History credits are required; a student may opt to omit the "One Other" elective and the capstone course. If not taking the capstone course, the senior capstone requirement must be fulfilled by submission of a non-credit History Learning Portfolio before or during the student-teaching semester. See department for Portfolio forms and submission guidelines.