BLS in History

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in History offers study in American, European, African, Far Eastern, Middle Eastern, and Latin American history. History degree students gain skills applicable to many careers, including the ability to criticize, organize, and synthesize extensive materials, and to write with clarity and precision. Career options include teaching, politics and government, law and legislation, medicine and research, publishing, landmark preservation, and more.

Distribution Requirements

(total 48 credits)

English

  • MET EN 104 English Composition
  • MET EN 201 Intermediate Composition

Mathematics

  • Four credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered MET MA 110 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences (N)

Literature

  • Four credits in a 100- or 200-level MET EN literature course or MET HU 221

Philosophy

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H), natural sciences (N),
    or social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H) or natural sciences (N)

Specialization and Related Courses

(total 56 credits)

A total of 14 courses (56 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.

Required Courses

Choose 10 courses (40 credits). MET HI 101 and HI 102 History of Western Civilization are recommended as first courses but are not required. Five of the courses selected must be at the 200 level or above. All courses must be chosen with the advice and approval of the department coordinator.

Related Courses

Choose four courses (16 credits) at the 300 level or above in anthropology, art history, economics, English literature, geography, international relations, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, or sociology. Students may also choose MET CJ 352 Courts, Society, and Criminal Procedure, or CAS CL 321 Greek History. Courses must be chosen with the advice and approval of the department coordinator.

Electives

(total 24 credits)

Usually six courses (24 credits), but possibly more depending on transfer credits, chosen with the advice of an academic counselor.