The Department of History at EIU offers courses ranging from sweeping surveys to tightly focused seminars. Core courses provide grounding in American and World History, as well as the tools to research, write, and present results. Study begins with an introduction to the discipline with its many skills and professions. Core and elective courses in U.S., European, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, ancient, medieval and modern history provide ample opportunity to develop and hone writing skills. The ability to gather and analyze information is essential to almost every professional pursuit. History majors learn to read and to think critically, and to synthesize their research into understandable English.
EIU's Department of History provides students with both variety in curriculum and individualized attention. Our undergraduate student/faculty ratio is less than 10:1. Our classes for majors typically number between ten and twenty students.
Whether your hope after graduation is to teach, move into the world of business, or continue on to graduate or professional school in history, information sciences, law or museum studies, your history degree from EIU will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful.
Students may choose from several degree options:
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in History with Departmental Honors
Bachelor of Arts in History with Option in International Studies
Bachelor of Arts in History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science
The department also offers a History minor.
Come visit us! We would be happy to have you visit us anytime we are in session and students and faculty are on campus. Go to http://www.eiu.edu/history/visit.php for information on how you can make an appointment to visit with the chair of the department, meet with one of our undergraduate advisors, sit in on a class, talk with faculty members, and/or meet with some of our current students.
Degree: B.A., B.A. with Social Science Teacher Licensure, B.A. with International Studies Option
Completion time: Both the History BA and the History BA with Honors require 43 semester hours in the major (9 of which may be double-counted for General Education); History with Social Science Teacher Licensure requires 67 s.h. in the major disciplines (15 of which may be double-counted for General Education) and 34 s.h. in the Professional Education Core; History with International Studies requires 54 s.h. in the major (12 of which may be double-counted for general Education) and 4 s.h. of intermediate foreign
Accreditation: EIU History BA Program in good standing with: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Certification, National Council on Social Studies; Illinois Board of Higher Education
|International Studies in History||Option (Undergrad)|
|United States History||Concentration (Grad)|
|Modern World History||Concentration (Grad)|
|History with the Online Option for Teachers||Option (Grad)|
|Premodern World History||Concentration (Grad)|