May 23, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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WebAdvisor Code - 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learn about past events and people, explore themes in historical eras, develop the ability to analyze and interpret historical documents and publications, apply computer technology in the field, and practice the skills of historical research and writing.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 4 semesters of foreign language.

Gen Ed Requirements - 34 semester hours

  • MATH Gen Ed - Mathamatics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 9 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 8 semester hours


A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 128 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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