Bachelor of Arts in History

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Departmental Offerings 

History and Political Science department course offerings have changed course prefix/designation to the following: HP (formerly HG): History and Political Science courses; HST (formerly HIS): History courses; PSC (formerly GVT): Political Science courses.

  1. Major: 38 credits

    • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity to 1500 (3) - CI
    • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3) - CI
    • HST220 American History to 1877 (3) - CI
    • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3) - CI
    • HST331 Introduction to Historiography (3) -- WI 
    • Select one: 3 credits 
      • PSC101 Comparative Politics (3) -- CI
      • PSC113 Introduction to American Politics -- CR
      • PSC121 International Relations (3) -- CI
    • HP442 Thesis Research (2)
    • HP443 Research Project (3) - ILIT; RP; WI  
    • Electives: 15 credits, of which: 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, AND at least one course must be taken from each of 3 areas: European Concentration; US Concentration; World Concentration.  Access the list of the acceptable History and Political Science electives from the History & Political Science department section of the Daemen catalog, or from the Program Plans option on the Registrar's web page.
  2. Requirements Outside of the Major: 21 credits

    • Career Field Experience:
      • CFE97 Career Preparation Seminar (0); AND 3 credits in a Career Field Experience (CFE) relevant to the major
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 18 credits
      • Consult the guidelines on LAS course selection from the suggested course sequence for the BA, History, accessible from the History & Political Science department section of the Daemen catalog, or from the Program Plans option on the Registrar's web page.
  3. Core: 45 credits

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
    • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) -- CT; QL
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences including Foreign Language: 24 Credits
    • Foreign Language Requirement
      • Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalog.
    • Core Electives: 12 credits
  4. Free Electives: 18 credits

    • Courses used to fulfill the free electives may have, but are not required to have, a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in History courses.



You can find information about all of our departmental majors, the requirements for Admission to Upper Division, and requirements for Graduation here or by visiting the History & Political Science Department section of the college catalog, or at the Program Plans option on the Registrar's web page. 

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequences for: BA, History, from the History & Political Science Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

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