We offer both a History major (10 courses) and minor (5 courses).

The History major is designed to give students a broad background in historical knowledge while sharpening their analytical and writing skills throughout their coursework. Students will understand what it means to “be a historian” and, by the end of the program, will produce a paper based on original research.

History major requirements (10 credits)

Note: If you entered Monmouth College prior to Fall 2018 you can choose to either follow the requirements below OR our old program requirements. Talk to an advisor about these options.

  • 2 Required Surveys: US History (HIST 110, 111, OR 112) / HIST 220 Modern Global History
  • HIST 260 Historian’s Craft
  • Two 300 level courses before Senior Seminar
  • HIST 400 Senior Seminar
  • Four electives.

Note: students can only count three 100 level courses toward the major; must have a total of 3 non-Western courses (Global History and two more); and may only cross-list two courses to count for history credit.

History minor requirements 

  • Students must take five course credits in history.
  • Of the five credits, students must take at least one credit at the 200 level and one at the 300 level

Teacher licensure

Students wishing to become high school history teachers can major in Social Science Education with a concentration in History.

Transfer Credits:

Across the Core Curriculum and other programs of Monmouth College, most transfer courses are accepted. Departments Chairs have the final determination regarding how transfer credit will be applied to meet major or minor requirements. More information for transfer students is available on our Admission Transfer Credits page.