2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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History Minor


  • Students must earn grades of C or higher in history courses to fulfill the history requirement. Any student whose history grade point average (GPA) in history courses falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation for one semester. If the history GPA is not raised to 2.0 by the end of this one semester grace period, the student may not enroll in additional history courses as a history major. No student will be allowed to graduate as a history major if his/her GPA in history courses is below 2.0.
  • Students may not double major in broad field social studies and history.
  • Thematic Categories
    • Multi-sited Histories – 105, 106, 220, 221, 304, 315, 342, 344, 349, 359, 370, 373
    • West and the World – 101, 102, 153, 295, 308, 330, 335, 346, 351
    • Historical Continuity and Change – 217, 218, 247, 254, 311, 347, 352, 353, 354, 355, 380, 385, SPSL 220  

History (Bachelor of Arts)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (39 credits) – HIST 100, 101 or 105, 102 or 106, 111, 112, 465, 466, 21 credits of HIST, with at least 15 at the 300 level or above, distributed as below:
    • One course from each of the three thematic categories listed above (Multi-sited Histories, The West and the World, and Historical Continuity and Historical Change)
    • A minimum of an additional four courses (12 credits) from any of the three categories. A course chosen to meet the minimum distribution (one course from each theme) may not be used as an additional elective.
  • School of Humanities requirement – a minor, a year of language study, or study abroad experience (see degree requirement section of this catalog for details)
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languages
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.  

Viterbo University Three + One Program for History Majors

This accelerated degree program provides an opportunity for outstanding, highly motivated students to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in history in three years, followed by one year of graduate work leading to a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Arts in Servant Leadership. Students may earn a minor, with their B.A. degree, in accounting, business administration, marketing, or servant leadership to prepare for the master’s program.


Admission criteria:

  • a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • a ranking within the top third of the high school class
  • a minimum ACT score of 24
  • a minimum of six credits of college level work earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or the Diocesan High School College Credit Program
  • an intent to declare a major in history
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