Undergraduate Programs

The History Department offers 3 baccalaureate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts (BA) history  major; the Bachelor of Science (BS) history major; the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) in Social Studies, History Emphasis; and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) major in African and African-American Studies. In addition we offer an interdisciplinary minor in Southern Arkansas studies.
- History - Undergraduate Bulletin (2014-2015)


Bachelor of Arts/Science in History

The undergraduate program in history at UCA prepares its majors for career opportunities and for advanced course work on the graduate level. Major requirements are broadly based to expose students to many historical cultures and time periods and also offer opportunities to specialize. In the process, students develop research, analytical, and communications skills that transform them into historians.
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Bachelor of Science - Education

Students wishing to teach on the secondary level may do so with either undergraduate degree (provided they complete the necessary teaching certification requirements), or they may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in social science with an emphasis in history.
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African/African American Studies - Interdisciplinary Program

Housed in the History Department but comprised of courses taught across the UCA campus. Gives students an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and cultures of Africa, the effects of colonialism and slavery on those cultures and on the United States and the Caribbean nations, including the contributions of Africans to the culture of America.
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Minor in Southern and Arkansas Studies - Interdisciplinary Program

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Southern and Arkansas Studies provides undergraduates with an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the unique culture, politics, history, and geography of Arkansas and the South.
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The Undergraduate Scholars Program in History

In the junior or senior year, students who are history or social studies majors may be invited to participate in the undergraduate scholars program. Requirements for graduation with honors are as follows:

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and a 3.50 grade point average in the major
  2. Successful completion of HIST 3388 Tutorial Studies in American History or HIST 3389 Tutorial Studies in World History
  3. Submission and approval of an Honors Thesis

For more information, see Dr. Lucas in Irby 105.