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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, Historic Tourism Concentration, (BA)

The Historic Tourism concentration is designed to prepare students for a career in the commercial, non-profit, and public-sector segment of the recreation and tourism industry that specifically promotes historical learning and content.  The program contains three subject areas: History, Museum Studies, and Business, each cultivating a critical skill-set for future graduates.  The History courses impart historical content and analysis skills; Museum Studies courses teach the skills of interpreting and presenting history to a public audience; and Business courses introduce students to the business and economic fundamentals of the recreation and tourism sector of the economy.

Degree Requirements: 120 Credits

General Education* 35-36
Major 67
Electives 17-18
Total Credits 120

*HIST 101 HIST 102 HIST 201 , or HIST 202  (up to 6 credits) are counted above as major credits. Those credits also satisfy requirements for the general education program (41-42 total credits required).

Requirements for the history major (BA) are:

General Education Curriculum

University Success Skills

(1 credit)


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.  

Arts and Humanities

Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science

Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.  

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science

Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than one course may be from the Wellness category.  


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies

Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

General Electives - 17-18 credits