Requirements for the History Major - 43 Credits
Students must earn at least 21 of their history credits from Westfield State University.
Required Major Core - 25 Credits
- HIST 0131 - United States History and Government to 1865
- HIST 0132 - United States History and Government 1865 – Present
- HIST 0101 - Western Experience I
- HIST 0102 - Western Experience II
- HIST 0113 - World History to 1600
- HIST 0114 - Modern World History
- HIST 0121 - The Historian OR
- HIST 0202 - Introduction to Historical Research and Analysis
- HIST 0395 - Senior Seminar OR
History Distribution Electives - 18 Credits
Student must select six history electives totaling at least 18 credits. Students may not select more than four courses from any one area of history (United States, European, or World) in fulfilling this requirement.
Within the six courses required for the major and minor fields, students must complete at least two courses at the 0300-level and a maximum of 3 internship credits may be applied. Students may not take more than two independent study courses. Students who are considering graduate school strongly are encouraged to take a foreign language.
Descriptions of fields within the three areas noted above may be obtained from the History Department. Students interested in teacher licensure MUST meet with the program director, to ensure that they enroll in courses which meet the requirements of that program.
Additional Graduation Requirements
All students must meet the