Degrees

The BYU-Idaho History Department offers various history degrees that fit every student's career and education goals. 

Majors

History BA Major

A major in history prepares students with a solid understanding and interest in U.S. and World History, as well as a sense of the complexities of human experience. Students will often conduct research, communicate publicly, and participate in small teams. Students are able to experience research on a university level and discuss history on a general, political, social and moral level.

History Education Major BS

A History Education Major prepares students to teach the study of past human experiences in a classroom setting. History Education majors develop a sizeable repertoire of lessons, pedagogies and teaching approaches that are appropriate for teaching history at the secondary level.

Social Studies Education Composite Major BS

Social Studies Education students are taught how to educate and enlighten students, grades K-12, in social studies. Social Studies Education majors learn the basics of teaching core disciplines of history, geography, economics, political science, and behavioral studies.

Minors

History Minor

A minor in history prepares students to have a solid understanding and interest in US and World History, as well as a sense of the complexities of human experience. A history minor focuses studies on experiencing and researching history.

History Education Minor

A History Education Minor prepares students to teach the study history in a classroom setting. History Education minors develop a sizeable repertoire of lessons, pedagogies and teaching approaches that are appropriate for teaching history to middle and high school students.

Cluster

American History Cluster

This cluster of 15 credits is designed to prepare students in the study of American History, supplemental to a major.

World History Cluster

A cluster of courses takes up 15 credits helps students gain a general knowledge of World History and is designed to be taken with a major. Students will become familiar with the general history of various cultures and countries.

BYU-Idaho/Idaho State University M.A. Programs

In order to promote greater educational and career opportunities for students and to develop further collaboration between the two universities, ISU and BYU-Idaho offer a  specialized graduate program for History students. Through this program, students gain early admission to ISU graduate programs and can jointly earn their Bachelor and Master degree in 5 years.

To be accepted into this dual degree program, students must closely follow all required guidelines and deadlines, and should meet early with an advisor from Idaho State University. Students should be aware that not all classes are available in every semester and need to plan for this when working with their advisor to develop the program of study. For more information about this dual program, contact ISU's Graduate History Department at histgrad@isu.edu or go to ISU's Department of History.

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