Undergraduate Students

At the undergraduate level, students majoring in History have four programs from which to choose:

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History with Teacher Licensure
  • Bachelor of Science in History
  • Bachelor of Science in History with Teacher Licensure

Students also have a variety of options when minoring in History including a number of interdisciplinary minors:

  • History
  • African American Studies
  • American Culture
  • Classical Studies
  • Environment and Human Society
  • Media, History, and Culture
  • Medieval Studies
  • Southern Studies
  • Twentieth-Century European Studies
  • War, Policy, and Society

For additional information on our undergraduate programs in history, please contact the department's Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Yuan-ling Chao by email: yuanling.chao@mtsu.edu or phone: 615-898-2629. 

Major requirements:

B.A. in History

A major in History consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses).

Four lower-division courses:

Nine upper-division courses:

  • HIST 3010 or HIST 3011
  • 2 courses from the United States History category
  • 2 courses from the European History category
  • 2 courses from the Global History category
  • 1 upper-division course from any History category
  • HIST 4985

The student must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.A. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures), including a foreign language requirement and a minor. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.A. in History program page. 

B.A. in History with Teaching Licensure

A major in History with Teacher Licensure consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses).

Five lower-division courses:

Eight upper-division courses:

  • HIST 3010 or HIST 3011 (recommended for Teacher Licensure students)
  • 2 courses from the United States History category
  • 2 courses from the European History category
  • 2 courses from the Global History category
  • HIST 4985

The student must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.A. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures), including a foreign language requirement, a minor, and must meet additional teacher licensure requirements including the Secondary Education Minor. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.A. in History with Teaching Licensure program page.

B.S. in History 

A major in History consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses).

Four lower-division courses:

Nine upper-division courses:

  • HIST 3010 or HIST 3011 
  • 2 courses from the United States History category
  • 2 courses from the European History category
  • 2 courses from the Global History category
  • 1 upper-division course from any History category
  • HIST 4985

The student must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.S. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures ) including two minors. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.S. in History program page. 

B.S. in History with Teaching Licensure

 A major in History with Teacher Licensure consists of 39 semester hours (13 courses)

Five lower-division courses: 

Eight upper-division courses:

  • HIST 3010 or HIST 3011  (recommended for Teacher Licensure students)
  • 2 courses from the United States History category
  • 2 courses from the European History category
  • 2 courses from the Global History category
  • HIST 4985

The student must also fulfill all the other requirements for the B.S. degree (see Academic Policies and Procedures ), including a minor, and must meet additional teacher licensure requirements including the Secondary Education Minor. History majors are to see their departmental advisors at least once per semester. For further information see the B.S. in History with Teaching Licensure program page. 

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 904-8164

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631 

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Oral History Association

The executive offices of the Oral History Association have opened at MTSU and will be here for the next five years.

The office will be co-directed by Albert Gore Research Center Director Louis Kyriakoudes and History Professor Kristine McCusker.

The Offices are located in Peck Hall, Room 217.

Telephone: 615-898-2544