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History, B.S.

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ENGL 1503History Choice - 200 Level3
HIST 1951Natural Science Choice3
History Choice - 200 Level3Humanities Choice3
Social Science Choice3Math Choice3
Humanities Choice3Social Science Choice3
Natural Science Choice3LIB 1601
 16 16
ENGL 2503History Choice - 200/300 Level3
History Choice - 200-300 Level3Social Science Choice3
Foreign Language/Elective4Foreign Language/Elective4
Humanities Choice3Natural Science Choice2
 15 15
History Choice - 300/400 Level3History Choice - 300/400 Level3
History Choice - 300/400 Level3History Choice - 300/400 Level3
 15 14
History Choice - 400 Level3HIST 4953
History Choice - 400 Level3History Choice - 400 Level3
 15 14
Total Credits: 120

Students in all ISU majors must complete a three-credit course in U.S. diversity and a three-credit course in international perspectives. Check ( for a list of approved courses. Discuss with your adviser how the two courses that you select can be applied to your graduation plan.

LAS majors require a minimum of 120 credits, including a minimum of 45 credits at the 300/400 level. For a history major, 15 credits of history at the 300/400 level must be taken at ISU. You must also complete the LAS foreign language requirement.

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 Students seeking teacher certification should contact the History Department directly for the latest information on specific course work required for certification by the State of Iowa.  Course work in addition to the degree minimums may be required.