General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- First Year Studies
History majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- World Civilization
- European History
- History of Wisconsin
- U.S. History
- American History
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify, analyze, and use primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
- Analyze issues and events from multiple perspectives.
- Achieve content mastery in World, American, and European history.
- Compare and contrast ideas, societies, events, individual actions, philosophies, beliefs and spiritual traditions across cultures and time.
- Employ historical logic and historical evidence in written arguments.
- Identify historical injustices and explore possible alternatives.
- Analyze strengths and weaknesses of historiographical arguments.
- Organize, plan, and conduct research
The Marian University Bachelor of Science in History program seeks to promote history as a vocation, chronological and geographical way of thinking, as well as historical comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and research, effective communication and critical thinking, and understanding of global perspectives and spiritual traditions.
Graduates of the BS in History program stay one step ahead of the competition and are equipped with the essential skills that ensure success in the working world. A history degree from Marian University prepares students for a variety of career possibilities including those in advocacy, business, education, law, publishing, and research. Recent graduates have found success in many positions, including as small business owners, managers for Wisconsin-based and nationwide companies, physicians assistants, middle and high school teachers, legislative aids, librarians, and program directors for museums, art centers, and community centers.
97.8% of graduates between 2006 and 2014 were employed or entered graduate school within 6 months according to a survey completed by the History Program in Spring 2015. 100% of our students score at or above satisfactory standards for the learning outcomes above in their senior capstone projects.
At Marian University, students find committed faculty and staff aiming to help them reach their fullest potential. Through an applied learning approach, students find that the Bachelor of Science in History program prepares them to share their passion for history in graduate school or employment in the field.
Admission to university per university standards. For more details regarding this, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.