General History Option
The History Department has two major options leading to a bachelor’s degree in history, the General History Option and the Social Science Credential Option. The Social Science Credential Option is for students who intend to become middle school or high school teachers. The General History Option is for everyone else who wants to major in History; the information on this page is for them.
Effective July 1, 2005 the History Department adopted a new General History Option. Students who declared a major in history with a General History Option prior to July 1, 2005 may choose to follow either the old (pre July 1, 2005) program or the new one. Those declaring the major after that date may only follow the new one. Your advisor can assist you in choosing between the two versions of the General History Option.