Undergraduate Students

At the undergraduate level, students majoring in History can choose to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History or a Bachelor of Science in History. Additionally they may pursue either degree with Teacher Licensure.

A minor in history is also offered. The department additionally coordinates interdisciplinary minors in African American Studies; Media, History, and Culture; Environment and Human Society; Medieval Studies; Southern Studies; Twentieth-Century European Studies; American Culture; and War, Policy, and Security.

For additional information on our undergraduate programs in history, please contact the department's Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Yuan-ling Chao by email: yuanling.chao@mtsu.edu or phone: 615-898-2629. 

Major requirements:

 

B.A. in History

A major in History consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses). Four are lower-division courses: two 1000-level courses consisting of HIST 1010* or HIST 1110* and HIST 1020* or HIST 1120*; two 2000-level courses selected from HIST 2010*, HIST 2020*, and HIST 2030*. Nine are upper-division courses, one of which must be HIST 3010 (Historian's Craft) or  HIST 3011 (Teaching Historical Thinking); two must be selected from each of the following areas: global, European, and U.S.; the remaining two may be any upper-division history courses. The student must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.A. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures), to include a foreign language and a specific minor listed for the B.A. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.A. in History program page. 
*Courses counting as General Education requirements also needed for the History major

B.A. in History with Teaching Licensure

A major in History with teacher licensure consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses): five lower-division courses:HIST 1110*, HIST 1120*, HIST 2010*, HIST 2020*, and HIST 2030; and eight upper-division courses. Of the eight upper-division History courses, one must be HIST 3010 (Historian's Craft) or HIST 3011 (Teaching Historical Thinking) (HIST 3011 preferred for licensure students). Two must be selected from each of the following areas: global, European, and U.S.; and the remaining course may be any upper-division History course. Students must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.A. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures), to include a foreign language** and a minor listed for the B.A., and must meet additional teacher licensure requirements and the Secondary Education Minor requirements. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.A. in History with Teaching Licensure program page.
*Courses counting as General Education requirements also needed for the History major

B.S. in History 

A B.S. major in History consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses). Four are lower-division courses: two 1000-level courses consisting of HIST 1010 * or HIST 1110 * and HIST 1020 * or HIST 1120 *; two 2000-level courses selected from HIST 2010 *, HIST 2020 *, and HIST 2030 *. Nine are upper-division courses, one of which must be HIST 3010  (Historian’s Craft) or  HIST 3011  (Teaching Historical Thinking); two must be selected from each of the following areas: global, European, and U.S.; the remaining two may be any upper-division history courses. The student must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.S. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures ) and two minors. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.S. in History program page. 
*Courses counting as General Education requirements also needed for the History major

B.S. in History with Teaching Licensure

 A B.S. major in History with teacher licensure consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses): five lower-division courses: HIST 1110 *, HIST 1120 *, HIST 2010 *, HIST 2020 *, and HIST 2030 ; and eight upper-division courses. Of the eight upper-division History courses, one must be HIST 3010  (Historian’s Craft) or HIST 3011  (Teaching Historical Thinking) (HIST 3011  preferred for licensure students). Two must be selected from each of the following areas: global, European, and U.S.; and the remaining course may be any upper-division History course. Students must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.S. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures ), to include a minor., Students must meet additional teacher licensure requirements and the Secondary Education Minor  requirements. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.S. in History with Teaching Licensure program page. 
*Courses counting as General Education requirements also needed for the History major

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631