Bachelor in History


Program Description

Questioning decisions and actions from the past, being curious about historical events and having opinions about social and political issues are just a few of the many signs you have an interest in history. You will learn about past and present decisions that are shaping human history, and prepare for a career in a field you’re passionate about as a History major at C.M.U..

About This Program

Students who study history learn to research, interpret, and explain events of the past while studying historical documents, compiling and recording data, and communicating ideas and explanations. Opportunities are endless when you’re a History major at C.M.U., as you will receive the preparation you need for an array of careers. Become a historian, journalist, lecturer, archeologist, or even a tour guide at a historic site.

As a C.M.U. History major, you will have opportunities to:

  • become skillful in researching, compiling data, examining historical documents, preparing publication materials, summarizing ideas, and forming and explaining concepts
  • enhance your understanding of past events, historical figures, decisions, laws, and legislation
  • participate in hands-on learning through research projects, internships, and special problems courses

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in History
  • a minor in History or Social Science is available

Other C.M.U. History Degrees:

  • Middle School Education - Social Science Certification
  • Secondary Education - Social Science Certification

Admission Requirements

Admission to C.M.U. is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

Whether you’re a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) student or a College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES) student, C.M.U. will challenge you, and provide opportunities to develop skills that will pay off in your professional journey.

We would love for you to join us and experience an education that gives you more. There are just a few requirements to keep in mind regarding the admission process.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Incoming Freshmen

To receive admission to Central Methodist University, applicants are expected to have completed a college preparatory program with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale or 2250 GED score and have a 21 or above on the ACT or 1500 or above on the SAT examination. Applicants are advised to complete a college preparatory program which would include:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of Math
  • Three years of Science
  • Three years of Social Studies
  • One year of a foreign language

Students falling below the minimum standards may be admitted on a provisional basis and will be considered individually. This consideration will be conducted by the Director of Admission and the Academic Standards and Admission Committee. Students admitted under provisional admission must comply with all conditions and requirements specified in writing by Central Methodist University

Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students must submit a valid homeschool transcript, have a 2.5-grade point average and a 21 ACT or above or a 1500 or above on the SAT.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants must have a 2.0 or higher GPA for all previously attempted college coursework and be eligible to return to the last college attended. Those who do not meet these criteria must present a letter of appeal to the Academic Standards and Admission Committee which will determine whether the student will be admitted.

All transfer applicants must submit official transcripts of their high school records clearly indicating GPA and class rank. Transfer applicants must also submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. These transcripts are part of the student's permanent college record.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • Annual Tuition (12-18 hours per semester) $23,000


This program is offered at the following locations:


  • Fayette, MO
Last updated Jul 2018

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