Four-Year Degree Plans

The history degree at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Check out the history course rotation before scheduling your classes.

Four-year options

We offer two options for achieving a major in history in four years.

The Bachelor of Arts is a non-comprehensive degree that requires a minor or second major. 

The Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive degree. You pursue a focus in one of four tracks. No minor or second major is required. 

What is the difference between a BA and a BS in History?

Missouri State University History Department offers two options for students studying to obtain an undergraduate degree in history, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS).

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History MUST complete a minor or a second major. In addition, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts Requirements. These include, twelve credit hours in a single language; six credit hours of World History survey courses; three credit hours of Philosophy; six credit hours from any of the courses listed in the Fine Arts requirement.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in History

Students pursuing The Bachelor of Science (BS) in History DO NOT need to declare a minor as the BS is a comprehensive degree.  However, all students pursuing the Bachelor of Science (BS) in History MUST choose one of four possible tracks. These include, Constitution and Law; American Studies; International Studies with a Language; International Studies without a language.