History 7-12, B.S. - History M.A. Accelerated Pathway

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This accelerated pathway program has been designed to provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to complete graduate coursework beginning in their junior year in order to complete their B.S. in History 7-12 and an Accelerated M.A. in History in five years.

The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  https://www.southernct.edu/academics/history/programs 

This program is an education preparation program.  Please consult the College of Education page for more information about the college admission requirements.

Overall GPA of 3.0 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Tier 2 - American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 - United States History I ('B-' or better)
HIS 111 - United States History II ('B-' or better)

Tier 2 - Mind and Body
SHE 203 - School Health

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better)

Tier 2 - Time and Place (select one):
ANT 205 -Archaeology and the Human Past
GEO 100 - People, Places, and Environments
SOC 250 -Apocalypse Now?

Tier 3 - Capstone
HIS 496 - Student Teaching Seminar - History

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


60 Credits Required

History Requirements
24 Credits Required

HIS 100 or HIS 101 - Western Civilization I or II ('B-' or better) (T2TP)*
HIS 200 - Historical Methods and Materials
HIS 309 - Issues in Global History
HIS 485 - Seminar in History

Holocaust/Genocide (Select 3 credits from):
HIS 127 - Colonial Latin America
HIS 235 - The Holocaust
HIS 237 - Modern Germany
HIS 257 - American Indian History to 1850
HIS 320 - History of the Indochina Wars 1965-1993
HIS 336 - Nazi Germany
HIS 340 - The Crusades
HIS 347 - Cultural Confrontation in the Developing World
HIS 409 - Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective

European History (Select 3 credits from):
HIS 301 — Roman Empire
HIS 303 — England and France in the Middle Ages
HIS 304 — Renaissance and Reformation
HIS 305 — Europe in the 17th Century
HIS 306 — Europe in the 18th Century
HIS 307 — Europe in the 19th Century
HIS 308 — Europe in the 20th Century
HIS 313 — English Origins of American Law
HIS 316 — History of Ancient Greece
HIS 317 — History of Rome from its Origins to Caesar
HIS 330 — Religion and Society in the Byzantine Empire
HIS 336 — Nazi Germany
HIS 343 — Modern Eastern Europe
HIS 373 — Bourbons, Revolution, & Napoleon: France 1715-1815
HIS 374 —The French Republic: Problems Since 1870
HIS 375 —Themes in Russian History to 1800
HIS 376 —Alexander the Great and the Hellinistic Age


U.S. History (Select 3 credits from):
HIS 311 — Who Built America? 1500-1928
HIS 312 — Who Built America? 1929-Present

HIS 313 — English Origins of American Law
HIS 315 — American Roots
HIS 318 — Women in American History, 1620-1890
HIS 319 — Women in American History, 1865 - Present
HIS 350 — Colonial U.S. History I 
HIS 352 —The Early Republic
HIS 352 — Early Republic
HIS 353 — The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 354 —The New Nation: 1865-1918
HIS 355 — America Between Two Wars - 1919-1945
HIS 357 — Recent American Histories - 1945 to the Present
HIS 358 — American Frontier
HIS 359 — American Environmental History
HIS 360 — U.S. Foreign Policy I
HIS 361 — U.S. Foreign Policy II
HIS 363 — New England: 1620-1860
HIS 364 —Travel to the Hawaiian Nation
HIS 365 — Hawaiian History
HIS 370 — Public History
HIS 371 — Historic Preservation and Restoration
HIS 410 — U.S. Social and Intellectual History
HIS 480 — Seminar in Oral History

Non-Western History (Select 3 credits from):
HIS 300 —The Vietnam War Era
HIS 320 — History of the Indochina Wars 1965-1993
HIS 340 —The Crusades
HIS 341 — Islamic Fundamentalism
HIS 342 — 20th Century China
HIS 344 — West Africa in the Modern World
HIS 346 — Eastern Africa
HIS 347 — Cultural Confrontation in the Developing World
HIS 378 — Early China
HIS 393 — Modern Central America: Imperialism, Nationalism, and Struggle
HIS 409 — Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective


Education Requirements and History 7-12 
27 Credits Required

EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators ('C' or better)
EDU 413 – Secondary Education ('C' or better)
EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success (formerly IDS 471) ('C' or better)
HIS 490 – Social Science (Secondary School) ('B-' or better)
HIS 494 – Student Teaching (History)
HIS 496 - Student Teaching Seminar (History) (T3)*
RDG 470 - Literacy in the Content Areas (formerly IDS 470) ('C' or better)
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom ('C' or better)

BS to MA Accelerated Pathway

Select 9 credits of HIS at the 500-level

Non-Course Requirements:
Module 1: Behavioral Difficulties (Social and Emotional Development)
Module 2: Dyslexia Required


27 Credits Required


EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools and Societies ('C' or better) (T2CC)*
HIS 110 or HIS 111 – United States History I or II  ('B-' or better) (T2AE)*
SHE 203 – School Health (T2MB)*
Select 3 credits of ECO*
Select 3 credits of GEO*
Select 3 credits of PSC*
Select 9 credits from ANT, ECO, GEO, PSC, PSY, SOC*


Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).