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BA in History - Military History

The Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to teach students about the evolution of war and how warfare has influenced civilization and culture. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History program should have an interest in learning about Western and United States history, and may be considering a military career. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

In addition to general studies in English, math, science, philosophy, and the humanities, Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History program offers coursework covering the ancient world through to the modern era. Students have the opportunity to study Western civilization from antiquity to the discovery of the New World, including ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, and the Italian Renaissance. Students can learn about the history of the United States, from the founding of Jamestown, to the Civil War, and through to the present, including the political, economic, and ideological events that led to the United States becoming a world leader. The program explores various kinds of history, how historians make history through close analysis of historical sources, and how history is communicated through scholarly writings, museum exhibits, and town square statues depicting significant, local historical events. Concentration coursework examines how warfare technologically, socially, doctrinally, and economically evolved during the industrial era; the underlying, immediate, and political causes of World War I and World War II; the Cold War period; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; and modern war and society. Students complete the program with an argument-based research paper on a selected topic.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Concentration in Military 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

Military History Concentration Courses

  • Select one of the following:
    • HIS 330: Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIS 240: World War I
    • HIS 241: World War II
    • HIS 245: United States History Since 1945
    • HIS 223: Modern War and Society

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:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History program may wish to continue their education by pursuing a master's degree. Master's degree programs can help students expand their historical knowledge and prepare for advanced career opportunities. Some master's degree programs graduates may be interested in could include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Military History
  • Master of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in History
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

The skills students can develop in the Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Military History program can be applied to a variety of careers in the government, military, and private sectors. Depending on their personal interests and professional goals, graduates of the program could pursue positions such as:

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Military-Political Officer
  • Civil Affairs Officer
  • Political Scientist
  • History Researcher

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