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Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
School of Humanities and Fine Arts
Studying history at Saint Vincent College will enable students to:
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in HistoryThe History major consists of 36 credits. The balance of the 124 credits required for graduation can be composed of electives or courses required for one or more minors or a second major. Students should choose electives in consultation with their major advisor.
Major Requirements (36 credits)
Teacher Preparation for Elementary and Secondary CertificationsRequirements for Certification in Citizenship (7-12) and Elementary EducationIn addition to a major in History and fulfillment of the Core Curriculum, the certification candidate must satisfy the requirements of the Education Department of Saint Vincent College.
Minor in HistoryA minor in History consists of 18 credit hours. Six of these credit hours are in fulfillment of the Core Curriculum requirements. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken from any of the 100 or 200 level courses that the History Department offers. The Department requires that three (3) of the 18 credits be at the 200 level.
Minor in Public HistoryThe minor in Public History consists of 21 credit hours. Required courses are HI 201, HI 202, HI 550 (to be taken in that order) and HI 306 and HI 258. The remaining credits may come from the following course options: AN 230, AR 280, AR 310, HI 307, HI 254. The option list may change as new courses are developed; check with the department chair or your advisor for the most current list.Recommended courses that would be a good complement to the minor include: HI 106, HI 107, HI 233, AR 102 and AR 200. HI 201 and HI 202 cannot fulfill history major requirements.
Interdisciplinary CoursesSome semesters the History Department may offer interdisciplinary or cross-listed courses. Students are urged to consult the course listings for each semester on the availability of these courses.
Pre-LawHistory majors interested in pursuing law as a career should consult with their academic advisor in the History Department. In addition, students with a major in History are eligible to participate in a cooperative program between Saint Vincent College and Duquesne Law School that allows students to earn their bachelor's degree and Juris Doctorate degree in six years. In this program, qualified students who complete their first three years of study at Saint Vincent, fulfilling the Core Curriculum requirements and the requirements for the major, may transfer into the Law Program and complete the requirements for the Juris Doctor in three years. For details, see the explanation of this program in the Pre-Law section of the Saint Vincent Bulletin.