Jun 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, BA/BS

The Department of History and Government offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in History and Government and Philosophy, Politics and Economics.  Students who wish to earn the BA degree are required to complete twelve semester hours of a foreign language in addition to other requirements. The BA/BS degrees in History and Government require a minimum of forty-two semester hours for majors in the history concentration and forty-five semester hours for majors in the government concentration. The BS degree in history and government requires thirty-six semester hours for majors in the history (social studies) concentration.

Students who wish to pursue a major or minor in history and government must earn a grade of “C” or higher in departmental courses.

General Education and Institutional Requirements

Institutional Requirements (6 Semester hours)

Freshman Seminar (3 semester hours)

Health and Wellness (3 semester hours)

Choose one of the following:

General Education Requirements

English Composition (6 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)


* For the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete an additional 9 hours of progressive classes in a single foreign language. 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 semester hours)

Natural Science (7-8 semester hours)

2 courses, at least one with a lab 

Mathematics (3 semester hours)

Choose one from the list below: 

Free Electives (9 semester hours)

Select any three except ECON 211, 212, GOVT 130 & PHIL 101