History at BHSU

History - Non-Teaching: 4-YEAR PLAN

All History majors require a minor of your choice, which is not included in the plan, but needs to be considered. A History major may earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. The difference is that a Bachelor of Arts degree requires you to take four semesters of the same foreign language. A Bachelor of Arts degree would be to your advantage, if you are considering a graduate degree in History. Language classes are available through DDN, the internet, and face-to-face.


Fall Semester: Choose one or two: HIST 115- Survey of Non-Western Civilizations; HIST 121- Western Civilization I; HIST 151 -United States History I; HIST 257-Early American Indian History and Culture

Spring Semester: Choose one or two: HIST 121 -Western Civilization I; HIST 122- Western Civilization II; HIST 151 -United States History I; HIST 152 -United States History II


Fall Semester: Choose one or two: HIST 152 -United States History II; HIST 257- Early American Indian History and Culture; talk to your advisor about upper level elective options

Spring Semester: HIST 240- Introduction to Public History and Cultural Resources (Offered only in the spring.); any final survey courses; consider adding an upper level elective


Fall Semester: Choose at least two 300 or 400 HIST electives (3 classes or 9 hours required. Three hours of electives may be earned through an internship.) Do not forget to be taking courses towards your double major or minor.

Spring Semester: Choose at least two 300 or 400 HIST electives; work towards your double major or minor.


Fall Semester:  Choose at least two 300 or 400 HIST electives; Take HIST- 80 - Historiography (only offered in the fall); work towards your  double major or minor

Spring Semester:  Choose at least two 300 or 400 HIST electives; work towards your double major or minor

*Please note: the History Major is 45 credits, or 15 classes. One should plan on completing the required core (except for HIST 480) by the end of their second year. Upper level electives can be taken that sophomore year, and then spread out throughout the junior and senior years to fulfill the final credits.*

History - Teaching: 4-YEAR PLAN

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours. Students are encouraged to pursue a minor, but to be certified to teach, a content praxis exam must be passed in both the major & minor areas of study.


Fall Semester: ENGL 101 -Composition I; MATH 102- College Algebra; Natural Science elective w/Lab; HIST 121 -Western Civilization I; HIST 151 -US History I

Spring Semester: ENGL 201 -Composition II; PSYC 101 -General Psychology; SPCM 101 -Fundamentals of Speech; HIST 152 -US History II; HIST 257- Early Am. Indian Hist & Culture


Fall Semester: SPED 405- Educ. Sec. Students w/Disabilities; Arts & Humanities elective; Natural Science elective w/Lab;  HIST 115- Survey of Non-Western Civ (only online every fall);  One History upper-level elective

Spring Semester: EDFN 338- Foundations of Am. Education; EDFN 295 -Practicum: Pre-Admission; EPSY 302- Educational Psychology;  Two History upper-level electives 


Fall Semester:  Two to three History upper division electives; 6-8 credits for minor, endorsement, or degree; EPSY 428- Child & Adolescent Development

Spring Semester:  INED 411- SD Indian Studies; EDFN 365- Computer-Based Tech. & Lrng.; HIST 476- History of South Dakota (only online every spring); Two History upper-level electives


Fall Semester: SEED 408- Planning, Managing & Assessing the 7-12 Diverse Classroom; SEED 495- Practicum; SEED 450 -7-12 Reading & Content Literacy; MLED 480 Middle Level Methods; SEED 415- 7-12 Social Science Methods; HIST 480- Historiography (only offered every fall)

Spring Semester: SEED 488- 7-12 Student Teaching; EDFN 475 Human Relations