Bachelor of Arts in History

General Education Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the General Education Curriculum. A complete description of the gen ed and its requirements are available in the General Education Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses that satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

1. Major: 39 CREDITS

  • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity to 1500 (3)
  • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3)
  • HST220 American History to 1877 (3)
  • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3)
  • HST331 History Research Methods and Historiography (3)
  • HP445 Senior Capstone Project (3)
  • Select one: 3 credits 
    • PSC101 Comparative Political Systems (3) 
    • PSC113 American Politics (3)
    • PSC121 International Relations (3)
  • 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.
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)

2. Requirements Outside of the Major: 27 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.
  • Foreign Language Requirement: 6 credits
    • 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 Languages Requirement section of the Daemen catalog.

3. General Education Curriculum: 36 CREDITS

  • First Year Seminar (3)
  • Learning Communities (6)
  • Depth- Discovery (9)
  • Breadth- Exploration:
    • Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
      • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) 
      • Choose one course from: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Math and Physics (3)
    • Social Science:
      • Choose two courses from: Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology (6)
    • Humanities: 
      • Choose two courses from: Art, English, Language (French or Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. (6)

4. Free Electives: 18 CREDITS

  • A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in History courses. 3 credits must be Service Learning.



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.