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History Teaching (BA)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required. However, History Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department  in this catalog).
  • Minor: Required. Does not need to be in the teaching field. Asian Studies minor eligible with History Teaching major.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses applied toward this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) in addition to a GPA for these courses of 2.50 or higher.  Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation on Degree Requirements .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 40 of these is required within the major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); 24 of these are required within the major.
  • Program Code: 7008BA
  • CIPC: 131328


History Teaching majors are required to meet with their faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. They must also meet with their advisor or the department chair before registration for HIST 4990 . Call 801-626-6706 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. Teaching majors are also encouraged to consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269).

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for the History Teaching major. However, Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department ).  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Historical Knowledge
  • Pastness of Past
  • International Perspectives
  • Historical Complexity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research Skills
  • Historical Argumentation

Major Course Requirements for BA Degree


All the above should be taken before upper-division course work (courses numbered 3000 and above).

In addition, please note that HIST 4500  is required for completion of the Secondary Education Licensure program.

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA (12 credit hours)

  • 6 credit hours of foreign language

and the following language arts courses


* Should be taken during senior year. HIST 4985  is a prerequisite to HIST 4990 .

Upper Division Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

Select at least one course in each area.

History Teaching majors must select either HIST 4110 , HIST 4120  or HIST 4130  as part of their 18 credit hours.

North American History

Other Electives

May be taken to meet credit hour requirements.


History Teaching majors are encouraged to also take POLS 1100 AI , American National Government (3).

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