History Education B.S.Ed.

Minimum required credits to graduate with this degree: 133

The Division of Liberal Arts supports the University’s mission through the History program. History is a record of human life on earth. Thus it involves not only political development, but economic achievements, social evolution, religion and values. The Bachelor of Science in History Education is, therefore, designed to give the students a genuine understanding of the events that have shaped both the western and eastern world over the centuries. The core requirements provide a comprehensive overview of basic material and the elective courses allow an in-depth study of specialized areas. In the upper-division classes the student will develop an in-depth understanding of the subject matter which will provide them with a solid intellectual foundation that will make them better teachers in the field of history. 

Composite in Chemistry majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses require a minimum grade of "C": COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, GEOG 103, MATH 103, and PSYC 111.  Additional requirements to the major include ECON 105 and SOC 110. These courses are pre-requisite courses to this major. Students will also be required to complete a minor.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Graduates are able to conduct independent scholarly research that produces a paper and to present accurately and intelligibly that knowledge to an audience, using appropriate technologies.
  • SLO 2: Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the North Dakota State Standards for the Social Studies, and possess the content knowledge required to work with those standards using appropriate technologies.
  • SLO 3: Graduates will demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  • SLO 4: Graduates will be able to critically think about relevant issues.

Secondary Professional Education SLOs & Requirements

Criteria for Admission, Continuance, and Exiting the Teacher Education Program


Core Courses

HIST 101Western Civilization I


HIST 102Western Civilization II


HIST 103U.S. To 1877


HIST 104U.S. Since 1877


HIST 480SHistory Comprehensive


Choose 21 SH from the following

HIST 250Survey of Scandinavian History


HIST 305/POLS 305Constitutional History


HIST 314/POLS 314Ideology and Government


HIST 319/POLS 319Colonial and Revolutionary America


HIST 330/POLS 330History Of American Diplomacy


HIST 339The Vietnam War


HIST 395Nazi Germany and the Holocaust


HIST 406The United States: Civil War and Reconstuction , 1850-1877


HIST 417/POLS 417Modern Russian Political History


HIST 423/ECON 423Global Economic History


HIST 450/POLS 450Europe and the United States in the Cold War


Total Core Credit Hours 34 SH

Essential Studies Courses 36 SH

Secondary Professional Education Courses 40 SH

History Education 34 SH

Minors 18-32 SH

Total 133-147 SH

*Minor required


A cumulative GPA of 2.75 must be earned in teaching major, minor, and professional education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required for all professional and methods education courses, excluding EDUC 250 and EDUC 298 where a “B” is required.