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Declare Your Major in History

The sooner you declare your major, the sooner you can take advantage of experiences specific to your major. They might include getting involved in student groups in your program, landing internship experience that gives you an edge in your classes but more importantly, on your résumé. Our mission is to ensure your success from day-one, to graduation and beyond. What follows is the basic pathway for that journey and resources to assist you every step of the way.

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B.A. in History Degree Requirements

Here are UW-Green Bay’s basic requirements for a Bachelor’s of Arts in History.

Curriculum Guide

See what's on the horizon with a semester by semester break down of the History Curriculum Guide.

Four-Year Plan

Graduating in four years is possible. See how we can layout classes to get you in a job faster with help from our advisors!

Browse our Catalog

Get a taste of what you’ll learn in your classes with the UW-Green Bay Catalog.

History Major Learning Outcomes

As a historian, you love stories. You love telling stories, listening to stories, really anything and everything about stories. We start with that love and add knowledge, understanding and historical skills. From a historical knowledge and understanding perspective, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of racial, ethnic, gender and other forms of diversity in shaping human experiences and history.
  2. Display a breadth of historical knowledge and understanding with one or more chronological or geographical areas of depth.
  3. Exhibit an appreciation of how human societies are inextricably connected with local, regional and global ecosystems.
  4. Demonstrate their own understanding of the significance of studying history and of the role of historical perspectives in engaged citizenship.
  5. Recognize how different approaches to studying history shape how we understand the past.
  6. Show an understanding of how power, hierarchies and social arrangements shape society.
Also, students gain critical historical skills. As a history major, students will:
  1. Display an awareness of both continuity and change over time.
  2. Evaluate and analyze diverse historical sources (oral, written, visual and material) and interpretations.
  3. Be able to conduct historical research, analyze evidence and formulate arguments using historical evidence.
  4. Communicate clearly and effectively with various audiences using written, oral and digital means.
Heidi Sherman Associate Professor, History Co-Chair

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