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Lake Superior State University

History: Bachelor of Arts/Science

Program Description

The bachelor of arts or science degree will prepare you for entry-level work in industry and government as well as prepare you for graduate or professional schools.

Other Qualifications — Graduate degrees may be necessary for some of the positions shown. The Ph.D. is essential for appointment to a permanent teaching and research position in colleges and universities.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • HIST101 History of World Civilization I 4
  • HIST102 History of World Civilization II 4
  • HIST131 United States History I 4
  • HIST132 United States History II 4
  • HIST496 Historical Methods 2
  • HIST497 Senior Seminar in History 2


Choose 16 credits from any 300/400 level History classes except HIST496 and HIST497 :

  • History Electives to Total 30 Semester Hours 4
  • GEOG201 World Regional Geography 4
  • GEOG306 Cultural Geography 3

Choose one course from:

  • ECON201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  • GEOG321 Geography of Europe and Great Britain 4
  • GEOG322 Geography of South American, Central American and Caribbean Region 4
  • GEOG323 Geography of East and Southeast Asia 4
  • GEOG325 Regional Geography of North America 4
  • GEOG360 Historical Geography of Eastern North America 4

Minor (20 credits minimum)

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

Bachelor of Arts degree (8 credits): One year of a modern language other than English.  If taken at LSSU, this would be CHIN151-CHIN152 or CHIN251-CHIN252; FREN151-FREN152 or FREN251-FREN252; GRMN141-GRMN142 or GRMN241-GRMN242; NATV141-NATV142 or NATV201-NATV202; or SPAN161-SPAN162. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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