May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

History Major - Digital History Concentration, B.A.


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This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying, preserving and sharing the past. It can be combined with the existing Public History concentration for students interested in pursuing careers in museums and historical societies, with the Integrative Media major for those interested in commercial and non-profit applications of design and with the Communication Studies major for those interested in videography. The major involves hands-on work in a variety of fields. All students are required to complete one internship. The senior capstone varies with the student’s individual interest; it can be a historic video or web site, an actual or virtual museum display, a video project or a research paper on an appropriate topic.

Anyone who has a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution can receive a Certificate in Digital History after completing the course work required for the Concentration in Digital History. Please contact the Chair of Global Cultures: History, Languages & Philosophy for more information on this certificate.

Wilkes University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for the B.A. degree in History/Digital History Concentration. These include 37 credit hours in distribution courses and 55 hours in Art, Communication Studies, Computer Science, History and Integrative Media classes.

Recommended Course Sequence


First Semester


Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 16


Third Semester


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 15


Fifth Semester


Total Credits: 15


Sixth Semester


  • History Elective Credits: 3
  • Free Electives Credits: 12

Total Credits: 15


Seventh Semester


Total Credits: 15


Eighth Semester


Total Credits: 15


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