Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • HI 103 Western Civilization I
  • HI 104 Western Civilization II
  • HI 110 History of the United States to 1877
  • HI 111 History of the United States since 1877
  • HI 250 Research and Writing
  • HI 400 Internship
  • HI 420 Senior Seminar
  • 18 credits in History electives
History major advising worksheet.

History Minor Requirements

  • HI 103 or 104
  • HI 110 or 111
  • Students will be required to take an additional 9 hours above the introductory level to get to the required 15 hours.  One of the classes in the additional 9 hours must also be Writing Intensive.

Public History Minor Requirements

The Public History minor is an innovative, interdisciplinary track providing the kinds of skills and information associated with careers in museums, historical societies, national parks, corporate archives, and heritage tourism industries. Capitalizing upon Marymount’s proximity to some of the nation’s premier cultural and historical institutions, it combines hands-on experience with traditional coursework.

  • HI 295 Introduction to Public History
  • 15 credits (minimum) from the following: COM/GD 205 Video Production I, COM/GD 304 Video Production II, GD 104 Software Lab IV: WordPress, GD 200 Electronic Publishing, GD 301 History of Graphic Design, ID 351 History of Interiors II, ID 452 American Interiors, ID 453 Modern Design and Architecture, ID 454 Historic Preservation. Working in consultation with the History faculty, students may also take relevant courses through the Consortium and may arrange internships at public history agencies.

NOTES: HI 295 Introduction to Public History is offered in the fall semester, odd years, and is to be taken before other courses in the program.

To ensure adequate contextual grounding, non-History majors must also take both European History courses (HI 203-204) or both U.S. History courses (HI 210-211).