BSU Catalog Home | History Course Descriptions
Department of Humanities
Hagg-Sauer Hall 218-755-2880
Dr. Mary Hrenchir, Dr. Brendan McManus, Dr. J. Thomas Murphy
The History curriculum includes historical foundation courses in World and American history, and addresses national and international topics and issues through specialized courses from the ancient and medieval world to the present. Course offerings include a variety of courses in social, intellectual, and political history.
History majors are encouraged to study a second language and to travel and study either domestically or abroad. A bachelor's degree in history is excellent preparation for graduate study or further professional study (law, medicine, business, or seminary).
Note: The State of Minnesota does not grant a separate license for teaching history at the secondary level. Students wishing to teach history in secondary schools should complete the Social Studies major, B.S., teacher licensure and may choose a minor or a second major in History.
See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.Recommended High School Courses
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.
- Government Service
- Historical Society Consultant/Director
- Intelligence Data Analyst
- International Service Officer
- Law, Medicine, and Other Professions
- Legislative Researcher
- Library Science
- Museum Curator
- Also: Graduate Study
Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.