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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History Major

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WebAdvisor Code - B.BS.HIST or B.BA.HIST

The history major at Black Hills State University provides a program emphasizing American History, European history, and regional history. Students majoring in history learn about past events and people, explore themes in historical eras, develop the ability to analyze and interpret historical documents and publications, apply computer technology in the field, and practice the skills of historical research and writing. History majors have career opportunities in museums, historical societies and archives, research institutions, government agencies, and they can also become certified to teach. The history faculty is prepared to help students with career options and with the choice of an appropriate minor for their particular needs.

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires students to take 4 semesters of the same foreign language.

Gen Ed Requirements - 34 semester hours

  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathamatics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (3 classes) - 9 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Labs (2 classes/labs) - 6-8 semester hours
  • WEL 100 & 100L


A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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