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.
History majors may choose between the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Sciences degree. Students wishing to teach on the secondary level may do so with either 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.
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:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and a 3.50 grade point average in the major
- Successful completion of HIST 3388 Tutorial Studies in American History or HIST 3389 Tutorial Studies in World History
- Submission and approval of an Honors Thesis
For more information, see Dr. Barnes.