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History, B.A.

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This major is administered by the Department of History and International Studies .

If you major in History you will learn essential skills in research, writing, and analysis. UWSP’s history program combines a strong liberal arts foundation with professional bridges that develop specific in-demand skill sets and dispositions, making our graduates especially competitive job applicants. If you are pursuing a career in history teaching you are encouraged to pursue the major in History and Social Studies Education.


Consists of a minimum of 36 credits, plus either completion of a certificate, minor, or other major OR at least one bridge to a professional career listed below.

Gateway, 3 credits

Thematic Study, 24 credits

Complete 24 additional credits in history courses, not including HIST 300 , HIST 400 , or HIST 450 , with at least 21 credits at the 200-level or above and at least 15 credits at the 300-level or above.

At least 6 credits must be from the global or non-U.S. regional courses listed below:

Field Experience, 3 credits

World Language Courses, 8 credits

Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.

Professional Bridge

Complete at least one of the following bridges into a professional career, or complete a certificate, minor, or additional major.

Business Management Bridge, 13 credits

Nonprofit Management Bridge, 12 credits

Public History Bridge, 12-13 credits

Communication in the Major

Capstone Experience

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