History B.A. Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with an advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • HI 103 Western Civilization I
  • HI 104 Western Civilization II
  • HI 110 History of the United States to 1877
  • HI 111 History of the United States since 1877
  • HI 250 Research and Writing
  • HI 400 Internship
  • HI 420 Senior Seminar
  • 18 credits in History electives

History major advising worksheet.

History Minor Requirements

  • HI 103 or 104
  • HI 110 or 111
  • Students will be required to take an additional 9 hours above the introductory level to get to the required 15 hours.


Public History Minor Requirements

The Public History minor is an innovative, interdisciplinary track providing the kinds of skills and information associated with careers in museums, historical societies, national parks, corporate archives, and heritage tourism industries. Capitalizing upon Marymount’s proximity to some of the nation’s premier cultural and historical institutions, it combines hands-on experience with traditional coursework.

1. Required (3 credits)

  • HI 295: Introduction to Public History. This may be taken at any time. It is not a pre-requisite for the rest of the program.

2. Two of the following classes (6 credits)

  • HI 307: Museum Studies
  • HI 330: Race, Civil War, and Reconstruction
  • HI 342: The Old West in American Memory
  • Another 300-level history class may be substituted with prior arrangement from the Public History program advisor. In consultation with the class instructor, the student may be asked to gear their class project (such as a term paper) towards a Public History focus.

3. Two of the following classes (6 credits)

  • FA 201: Introduction to Art History: Ancient to Medieval
  • FA 202: Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern
  • FA 410: Topics in Art History
  • GMD 308: Web and Social Media Design
  • ID 453: Modern Design and Architecture
  • ID 454: Historic Preservation
  • IT 125: Web Development
  • VIS 101: User Centered Design

To ensure adequate contextual grounding, it is recommended that non-history majors should have taken at least two of the following survey courses.
HI 103, HI 104, HI 110, HI 111.

Working in consultation with the history faculty, students may also take relevant courses through the Consortium and may arrange internships at public history agencies. Public History Minors are encouraged to gear their internship towards public history when compatible with their major.