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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

Course # | Course Title | (Title Credits Completed)

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)
  • SOC2004 | 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)
  • HIS | 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)
  • HIS | Elective (Major) | (4)
  • HIS | 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 Teachin | (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

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.

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.