Grow in Critical Thinking and Expand Your Perspective
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.
What can I do with this major?
- Museum Curator
- Museum Historian
- National Park Ranger
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Continue your studies in graduate school
Application Process and Requirements
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
HISTORY MAJOR (BA)
The History major trains students to demonstrate knowledge of the past and to think independently and critically about past and present events and their relationship to each other. It prepares students for graduate school and other avenues within the history and government fields as well as for teaching at the secondary education level.
|HI101 History of World Civilization I||3 credits|
|HI102 History of World Civilization II||3 credits|
|HI211 U.S. History I||3 credits|
|HI212 U.S. History II||3 credits|
|HI498 Research Methods (Writing Intensive)||3 credits|
|HI499 Senior Thesis (Writing Intensive)||3 credits|
|TM281 Church History and Missions I
TM287 Historical Theology I
|American History (choose any three):|
|HI302 Early America||3 credits|
|HI304 Civil War Era||3 credits|
|HI306 The Gilded Age||3 credits|
|HI308 Modern America||3 credits|
|HI322 Kansas History and Government||3 credits|
|HI421 Topics in American History
orany approved American History course
|Non-Western History (choose any two):|
|HI371 History of Islamic Civilizations||3 credits|
|HI461 Topics in Non-Western History
or any approved Non-Western History course
|European History (choose any two):||3 credits|
|HI331 The Classical Age||3 credits|
|HI333 Medieval History||3 credits|
|HI335 Early Modern Europe||3 credits|
|HI337 Modern Europe||3 credits|
|HI451 Topics in European History
or any approved European History course
|Choose any additional History courses 300-level or above||3 credits|
HISTORY and GOVERNMENT EDUCATION LICENSURE (GRADES 6 – 12)
Requirements for History major
(Students pursuing licensure must take HI322 Kansas History and
AND the following courses:
|BS115 Principles of Sociology||3 credits|
|BU200 Macroeconomics||3 credits|
|BU201 Microeconomics||3 credits|
|HG202 American Government||3 credits|
|HG240 World and Regional Geography||3 credits|
|ED440 Methods for Teaching Social and Behavioral Science||3 credits|
All professional education and major coursework must be completed before
Clinical Teaching Experience. Refer to the Education Licensure
section-Secondary and PreK-12 Teacher Licensure Programs-for professional
education courses required.
About Sterling College
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.
Sterling College Online Learning has delivered quality online distance learning programs and courses to people in the United States for over ten years. Sterling ranks exceptionally well as an online Christian college, priding itself in Christ-centered, quality, affordable education.