BLS in History

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in History degree program offers study in American, European, world, and military 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. Career options for the bachelor’s degree in History include teaching, politics and government, law and legislation, medicine and research, publishing, landmark preservation, and more.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Admissions Information

For current admissions information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.

Distribution Requirements

(total 48 credits)


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


  • 4 credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered MET MA 113 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • 8 credits in the natural sciences (N)


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


  • 4 credits

Additional Courses

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

Major 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 (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 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.


(total 24 credits)

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