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BA in History - European History

In the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in European History program at Southern New Hampshire University, students can study the long history of the European continent from a range of viewpoints, including religion, politics, warfare, and the arts. Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in European History program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in European History

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students who wish to apply to the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in European History program should enjoy studying history and be interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge of Europe's past. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in European History program includes a solid foundation in general studies as well as the history of Western civilization, Europe, and the United States. Students have the opportunity to study modern European history, including ancient philosophies, the development of Christianity, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the impact of the discovery and colonization of the American continents, the evolution of warfare during the industrial era, and the political and diplomatic causes of World War I and II. The program explores the history of Western civilization from antiquity to modern times, the colonization of North America. Students can also learn how historians make history through close analysis of historical sources, the various kinds of history that exist, and how history is communicated.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Concentration in European History:

History Major Courses

  • HIS 109: Western Civilization I: Prehistory to Renaissance
  • HIS 110: Western Civilization II: Renaissance to Present
  • HIS 113: United States History I: 1607 to 1865
  • HIS 114: United States History II: 1865 to Present
  • HIS 340: Historical Methods
  • HIS 460: History Colloquium
  • HIS ELE: Six History Electives 200- to 400-level

European History Concentration Courses

  • Select three of the following:
    • HIS 220: Modern European History: 1890 - Present
    • HIS 240: World War I
    • HIS 241: World War II
    • HIS 314: European Conquest of New World
    • HIS 321: The Ancient World of Greece and Rome
    • HIS 374: The Renaissance and the Reformation

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 200: Sophomore Seminar
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • SNHU 303: SNHU Experience: Life After SNHU
  • SNHU 404: SNHU Experience: General Education Capstone
  • Choose two of the following:
    • MAT 101: Culinary Mathematics (Culinary Majors Only)
    • MAT 106: Math for Elementary Education I (Education Majors Only)
    • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
    • MAT 140: Precalculus
    • MAT 200: Mathematics for the Humanities
    • MAT 210: Calculus I
    • MAT 230: Discrete Mathematics
    • MAT 240: Applied Statistics
    • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one 200-level Literature Elective
  • Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Liberal Arts Core Courses

  • FAS 201: Intro to the Humanities I: Greece Through the Renaissance
  • FAS 202: Intro to the Humanities II: Baroque Through Modern
  • LIT ELE: Literature Elective (200 Level)
  • HIS ELE: History Elective (200 Level)
  • Choose One:
    • ATH, GEO, GST, POL, PSY, SCS, or SOC Elective
  • Choose One:
    • MAT ELE: Math Elective
    • SCI ELE: Science Elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in European History program, students could continue their education by pursuing a master's degree. Students who earn a master's degree may be better prepared to compete for advanced career opportunities. There are many master's degree programs students may be interested in depending on their professional goals, including:

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Medieval History
  • Master of Arts in Early Modern European History
  • Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian History
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in European History program could pursue a wide range of employment opportunities in schools, libraries, museums, research institutions, historical societies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Some positions graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • News Journalist
  • History Teacher
  • Political Scientist
  • Intelligence Analyst

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