General History

General History

Howard Payne University - Brownwood, TX

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The Department of History, Political Science, and Geography offers coursework leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Major: Students having a major in history are required to complete 36 semester hours. Students have the option of choosing a General History major (with emphasis in either American or European history), or teacher certification via the History Major Teaching Option or the Composite Social Studies Teaching Option. Neither a major nor a minor in geography is available. Minor: The history minor consists of 24 semester hours. Teaching Certificate: Teacher certification is available via the History Major Teaching Option or the Composite Social Studies Teaching Option. Courses: ­ Click to view a list of courses available through the Department in the area of History. Honors Program: History majors may choose to apply for admission to the Academy of Freedom multidisciplinary honors program. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized major with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system. Through advanced study in such areas political science, history, psychology, and sociology, students gain a better understanding of their role in today's society. Challenging projects enable students to hone their research and writing skills for further study in graduate school. Scholarships: There are also a number of scholarships, grants, and loans available through the university's financial aid program.

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