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History and Government

120 hrs. + 3 hrs. PE = 123

 First Year

Fall Semester

Hrs.

Spring Semester

Hrs.

course

3

course 

3

course - US History I

3

course (or higher)

3

Humanities/Area C Literature Elective 

3

STEM/Area D Elective with Lab Science 

4

course OR course 

3

Humanities/Area C Fine Arts Elective

3

course - American Government

3

Institutional Priority/Area B Elective course OR course

 

1

 

 

course

 

2

 

 

 

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

16

 Milestones: Complete CORE IMPACTS Writing, Mathematics, Institutional Priority, and Humanities (aka Areas A, B, and C). History and Political Science courses require a grade of “C” or better.

 Second Year

Fall Semester

Hrs.

Spring Semester

Hrs.

Social Sciences/Area E Elective 

3

course OR course

 

3

Field of Study/Area F Elective

3

STEM/Area D Elective with Lab Science

4

course - Into. to Political Science

3

Field of Study/Area F Elective

3

course  - US History II

3

Field of Study/Area F Elective

 

3

STEM/Area D course - Elementary Statistics  

 

3

Social Sciences/Area E Elective

 

3

Physical Ed. Activity - PHED 11XX     

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

 Milestones: Complete CORE IMPACTS STEM and Social Sciences (aka Areas D and E); Complete Area F. History and Political Science courses require a grade of “C” or better. Talk to professors if interested in graduate or law school after ABAC.

 Third Year

Fall Semester

Hrs.

Spring Semester

Hrs.

course - Intro to Research Methods

3

course - Historical Methods and Skills

 

3

HIST Elective

 

3

HIST Elective 

 

3

POLS Elective

 

3

HIST Elective  

 

3

POLS Elective

 

3

 POLS Elective

 

3

General Elective

 

3

General Elective 

 

3

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

 Milestones: Completion of both methods courses. Identify possible internship locations; set up Internship for Summer Term. History and Political Science courses require a grade of “C” or better. If interested in graduate school, study for GRE or LSAT; take GRE or LSAT in summer.

 Third Year Summer

course - History and Government Internship

*Internship must be completed before or during the final semester. Most students choose to complete their internships during the summer between the junior and senior year, preserving a lighter final semester to complete their Senior Project.

 Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Hrs.

Spring Semester

Hrs.

HIST Elective

3

course - Capstone: Senior Project

3

HIST Elective 

 

3

course - History & Government Internship (if not completed during summer)

 

3

POLS Elective

 

3

HIST Elective

 

3

POLS Elective

 

3

POLS Elective

 

3

General Elective

 

3

General Elective

 

3

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

12 - 15

Milestones: Begin thinking of topics for Capstone in Fall; retake GRE or LSAT if desire higher score. History and Political Science courses require a grade of “C” or better. Complete and submit applications for jobs and/or graduate school.