General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Total Credits39

Major Requirements

Required Courses
HIST 103United States to 18773
HIST 104United States to Present3
HIST 211World Civilizations to 15003
HIST 212World Civilizations since 15003
HIST 220North Dakota History3
HIST 400Historiography3
HIST 470Topics in Non-Western History3
HIST 491Senior Capstone1
Additional 3 credit course with HIST prefix numbered 300 or above.3
Directed Electives
3 credits must be taken from 300 level or above
The Americas
Select two of the following:6
Environmental History
Native American Studies
Race, Ethnic, and Gender Relations
History of American West
History of the Civil War Era (1850-1877)
U.S. Constitution: Federalism
U.S. Constitution: Civil Liberties
The American Presidency
The World
Select one of the following:3
History of Ancient Greece and Rome
History and Geography of England and Britain
The World Wars: 1914-1945
The Atlantic World
Social Science
Select nine credits in the following prefixes: ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOC (six credits at 300-level or above)9
Total Credits43

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 43 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs


For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.

Plan of Study

First Year
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3
COMM 212 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 (Gen Ed)3
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3HIST 267 (Gen Ed)3
GEOG 111 (Gen Ed)3HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2
MATH 210 (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
UNIV 1501 
 16 15
Second Year
Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3
HIST 1033HIST 1043
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4HIST 3203
Literacies (Gen Ed)3HIST 3303
PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3PSYC 2503
 16 15
Third Year
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3
Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3
Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3GEOG 3623
HIST 2113HIST 2123
HIST 4543HIST 2203
 15 15
Fourth Year
Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3
HIST 2703Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3
HIST 4003Cultural Block, Related Field/Minor3
HIST 4703HIST 4911
 HIST 4973
 SOC 3003
 12 16
Total Credits 120

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Content: Students will accumulate knowledge and understanding of the necessary material to establish historical context and causality. Content will be demonstrated by thesis driven, evidence based responses to historical scenarios.
  2. Social theory: Students will develop an understanding of the philosophies, methodologies, and theories that define, give meaning to, and shape scholarly understanding of the social sciences. Social theory will be demonstrated through thesis driven research that applies relevant theories or methodologies to historical writing.
  3. Application: Students will demonstrate their content knowledge and understanding of social theory and use them in a manner that illustrates that they can apply it in real world experiences.