The Sterling College History and Government Department prepares its majors with a rich understanding of culture, geography, government, science, literature, and religion. As you study the people and events that have shaped the world and continue to affect current public issues, you will gain a strong understanding of United States history and both Western and non-Western civilizations. Our program will challenge you to think critically and form reasoned arguments and judgments. If you are interested in teaching history in a 6-12 classroom, you can also complete the professional studies coursework simultaneously. Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the appropriate licensure exams for your 6-12 Kansas teaching license.

Application Process and Requirements

  1. Complete the free application https://sterling.emasservices.com/OnlinePrograms/OnlineProgramsApplication.aspx
  2. Request all official transcripts from every school you have attended be sent to Admissions@sterling.edu or Sterling College Admissions, 125 W. Cooper, Sterling, Kansas 67579
  3. Once you are officially accepted make your $50 Online Programs Deposit  https://www.sterling.edu/admissions/deposits

What can I do with a degree in History?

  • Museum curator or historian
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Researcher
  • Politician
  • National Park Ranger
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Continue your studies in graduate school

Required Courses:

HG322: Kansas History and Government (3 credits)
HG325: Comparative Government (3 credits)
HI101: History of World Civilization I (3 credits)
HI102: History of World Civilization II (3 credits)
HI211: History and Government of the U.S. I (3 credits)
HI212: History and Government of the U.S. II (3 credits)
HI331: The Classical Age (to 476 A.D.) (3 credits)
HI498: Research Methods (1 credit)
HI499: Senior Thesis (Writing Intensive) (2 credits)
HI304: Civil War Era, 1820-77 (3 credits)
HI306: The Gilded Age, 1877-1919 (3 credits)
HI408: Modern America, 1919 – Present (3 credits)
HI437: Modern Europe (1789-Present) (3 credits)
HI451: History of the Russians (3 credits)
HI461: Topics in Non-Western History (Latin America) (3 credits)
TM281: Church History and Missions I (3 credits)

Total: 45 Credit Hours

Please note: Sterling College Online courses are not available to international students at this time.

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