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History and Social Studies Major

The History and Social Studies major is designed to provide a foundation for continued study in history at the graduate level. Those who hold this degree and a Florida Teacher’s certification may also teach Social Studies in Florida secondary education schools.

History and Social Studies Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specialization within General Education Foundation
  • HI 211. Western Civilization: Earliest Times to 1700 (3 hours)
  • HI 212. Western Civilization: 1700 to Present (3 hours)
  • HUM 101. Appreciation of the Arts AND one Literature Survey Course OR HUM 103. The Humanities: Ancient to Medieval AND HUM 104. The Humanities: Renaissance to Twentieth Century (3 hours)

General Electives (17 hours)


Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)


Major (52 hours)

  • COM 202. Communication for the Workplace (3 hours)
  • HI 200. History of Economic Thought (3 hours)
  • HI 223. American History: Age of Exploration to Reconstruction (3 hours)
  • HI 224. American History: Reconstruction to Present (3 hours)
  • HI 225. U.S. Government (3 hours)
  • HI 303. English History (3 hours)
  • HI 304. Christian History (3 hours)
  • HI 306. Geography (3 hours)
  • HI 405. History of Southern Baptists (3 hours)
  • HI 410. History of the Middle East (3 hours)
  • MI 404. World Religions (2 hours)
  • PHI 402. Contemporary Ethical Issues (2 hours)
  • SOC 201. Introduction to Sociology (3 hours) OR
    HI 226. History of American Social Development (3 hours)

Language (6 hours)

A student may substitute any six hours from the courses listed below for the Language Requirement.

  • BI 201. Old Testament Backgrounds (2 hours)
  • BI 202. New Testament Backgrounds (2 hours)
  • BI 203. The History of the Bible (2 hours)
  • BI 212. Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hours)
  • ENG 320. Advanced Grammar (3 hours)
  • ESOL 3701. Teaching Diverse Populations (3 hours)

  • Select 9 Hours from any of the following

    • HI 301. Twentieth Century American History (3 hours)
    • HI 302. Roman History (3 hours)
    • HI 415. Florida History (3 hours)
    • MH 302. World Music Cultures and Missions (2 hours)
    • PHI 301. Problems in Philosophy (3 hours)
    • TH 312. History and Theology of the Reformation (2 hours)
    • TH 313. Historical Theology (3 hours)
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