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Program Description

If you are curious about the way the world works, you can usually find the answers when studying history.

Centenary University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History program focuses on how the human experience has changed over time. By exploring the past — not memorizing names and dates — you will learn how social and cultural developments, as well as political events, have shaped our world. Our History majors receive a solid foundation in World History and American History, with the opportunity to dig deeper into subjects including:
  • The African American Experience
  • The History of New Jersey
  • Tudor and Stuart England
  • The Social History of Modern Europe and Modern Ireland
  • Middle Eastern History

Courses

B.A. IN HISTORY/K-6 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES ENDORSEMENT (5-8)

  • HIS1003 World History I (Major & Cat. III) (4)
  • AFC1001 Academic Foundations at Centenary (Cat. I) (4)
  • WRI1002 English Composition II (Cat. II) (4) MTH1111 Quantitative Literacy (Cat. II) (4)
  • HIS1004 World History II (Major) (4)
  • ART1001 or MUS1001 or THA1001 (Cat. III) (4) SOC200(4) School, Family, & Community (Cat. IV) (4)
  • EDU2000 Foundations of Education (4)
  • HIS2001 American Civilization I (Major & Cat.VI) (4)
  • HIS2005 World Geography (Major & Cat. VI) (4)
  • EDP2001 Preschool and School Age Development (4)
  • EDU2003 Foundations of Education: Teaching K-6 (4)
  • HIS2002 American Civilization II (Major) (4)
  • HIS2006 American Social, Pol., & Econ. Sys. (Cat. VI) (4)
  • EDP3013 Psych of High and Low (4)
  • MTH1250 Geometry (4)
  • PSC1400 Earth Science (4)
  • HIS3010 New Jersey History (Major) (4)
  • PSC1500 Physical Science (Cat. V) (4)
  • EDU3038 Classroom Management (4) MTH1180 Algebraic Modeling (4)
  • EDU3052 Elementary Teaching Methods (4)
  • HISxxxx Elective (Major) (4)
  • EDU3053 Foundations in Literacy (4) ENG3003 Children’s Literature (Cat. III) (4)
  • EDU3031 Special Education: Learner’s Perspective (4)
  • EDU30xx Social Studies Methods (2)
  • EDU3080 Clinical Experience (Practicum) (4)
  • EDU3034 Special Education: Materials & Methods (4)
  • EDU3000 Assistive Technology (1)
  • HISxxxx Elective (Major) (4)
  • HISxxxx Elective (Major) (4)
  • EDU3033 Special Education: Language Development (4)
  • EDU4024 Applications in Literacy (2)
  • EDU4050 Clinical Internship: Student Teaching (10)

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 139

Notes:
1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 139 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. New Jersey requires that candidates for certification achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
4. Graduates must have a minimum of an overall 3.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.
7. Please continue seeing your advisor for advisement as requirements may change due to changes in NJDOE code and regulations.

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B.A. IN HISTORY/TEACHER OF SOCIAL STUDIES
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES ENDORSEMENT (5-8)

  • AFC1001 Academic Foundations at Centenary (Cat. I) (4)
  • WRI1002 English Composition II (Cat. II) (4)
  • MTH1111 Quantitative Literacy (Cat. II) (4)
  • HIS1003 World History I (Major) (4)
  • HIS1004 World History II (Major) (4)
  • ART1001 or MUS1001 or THA1001 (Cat. III) (4)
  • SOC2004 School, Family, & Community (Cat. IV) (4)
  • EDU2000 Foundations of Education (4)
  • HIS2001 American Civilization I (Major) (4)
  • HIS2005 World Geography (Major) (4)
  • EDP2001 Preschool and School Age Development (4)
  • EDU2004 Foundations of Educ.: Teaching in the Content (4)
  • HIS2002 American Civilization II (Major) (4)
  • HIS Elective (Major) (4)
  • HIS Elective (Major) (4)
  • EDP3013 Psych of High and Low (4)
  • SOC1000 Contemporary Social Issues (Cat. VI) (4)
  • HIS3010 New Jersey History (Major) (4) ____
  • HIS Elective (Major) (4)
  • Category V Science (4)
  • EDU3038 Classroom Management (4)
  • EDU3059 Social Studies Curriculum & Instruction (4)
  • HIS Elective (Major) (4)
  • HIS2006 American Social, Pol., & Econ. Sys (Major) (4)
  • EDU3031 Learner’s Perspective (4)
  • EDU3054 Literacy in the Content Areas (4)
  • ECO1000 Economics (Cat. VI) (4)
  • EDU3080 Clinical Experience (Practicum) (4)
  • EDU3034 Special Education: Materials & Methods (4)
  • EDU3000 Assistive Technology (1)
  • HIS Elective (Major) (4)
  • Cat. III Literature (4)
  • EDU3033 Language Development (4)
  • EDU4024 Applications in Literacy (2)
  • EDU4050 Clinical Internship: Student Teaching 10
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 141

Notes:
1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 139 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. New Jersey requires that candidates for certification achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
4. Graduates must have a minimum of an overall 3.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.
7. Please continue seeing your advisor for advisement as requirements may change due to changes in NJDOE code and regulations.

Click here for the University Catalog

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NEH Fellowship awarded to historian of Ireland’s Great Famine

A history professor at Centenary has secured a coveted fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research the history of Ireland's Great Famine. Breandán Mac Suibhne is among 80 scholars nationwide (and only 10 in the field of European history) to receive one of these prestigious fellowships.

“"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future."”

Theodore Roosevelt

An Award-Winning Faculty

Centenary’s History faculty has received numerous awards in recent years, including prestigious Fulbright and John F. Kennedy scholarships and the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Achievement in History. Our professors are, first and foremost, teachers. They are known throughout campus for thought-provoking classes for both history and non-history majors on topics ranging from the “American Civil War” to the “History of Ideas” and “Issues in Environment History.” A minor in History is also available for students who earn 16 credits aside from the classes used to complete Centenary’s core educational requirements.