Bachelor of Liberal Studies in History

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in History degree program 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.

Few fields of study better prepare one to navigate the demands and manage the needs of our society and our world. Bachelor degree in history career options include teaching, politics and government, law and legislation, medicine and research, publishing, landmark preservation, and more.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in History will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding and appreciation of human history and historical analysis.
  • An understanding of historical facts and causalities, as well as global consequences of historical events, in context of countries and nations.
  • A broad-based education in the liberal arts, including exposure to the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, that may be considered complete in itself or suitable as preparation for graduate study.

Distribution Requirements

A total of 48 credits is required.

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)

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Specialization and Related Courses

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

Specialization Courses

Choose ten courses (40 credits).

MET HI 101 and MET HI 102 History of Western Civilization are recommended as first courses but are not required. Five courses (20 credits) 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 the following fields:

  • Anthropology
  • Art history
  • Economics
  • English literature
  • Geography
  • International relations
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • 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

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

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