Department of History & Political Science

Majors & Requirements

The Department of History and Political Science offers majors in history, political science, and social science leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The department also offers a Master of Arts degree in history (see UNA Graduate Catalog) as well as undergraduate minors in history, political science, legal studies, philosophy, religious studies, and public history.

The history program is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for graduate study in history, for teaching history in grades 6-12 (a second major in education is required for teacher certification), for entry into professional schools such as law, library science, journalism, seminary training, and for careers in business, educational institutions, and other areas which require a broad general education.

Students with a minimum score of 28 on the ACT Reading subtest or a minimum score of 630 on the SAT Reading Comprehension subtest or with special approval from the department may choose to enroll in honors history courses.

The political science program is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for graduate study leading toward careers requiring advanced study in government, politics, or policy and to prepare students for careers in federal, state, and local government, including municipal and private planning agencies. A program in political science is also appropriate for preprofessional preparation for law.

The social science program is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for teaching social sciences in grades 6-12 (a second major in education is required for teacher certification).

Students with majors in history, political science, or social science are required to successfully complete exit examinations prior to graduation.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN HISTORY

Total=36 hours

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

TOTAL=36 HOURS

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE

HISTORY

POLITICAL SCIENCE

GEOGRAPHY

SOCIOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY

ECONOMICS

TOTAL=71 HOURS

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN HISTORY

Total=24 hours

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN PUBLIC HISTORY

Total=21 hours

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Total=18 hours

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN LEGAL STUDIES

TOTAL=18 HOURS

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY

Total=18 hours

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                        

Total=18 hours   

 

                                    

   

 

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