Bachelor Degree in Genealogical Research

A Bachelor Degree in Genealogical Research requires 127 hours of successfully completed genealogy courses. ALL classes listed for the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Semester are available for any semester over the internet.  Below are the suggested courses to take for this degree:


First Semester




ENG 111 Genealogical Writing I = 2 semester credit hours




FRL 240 Paleography = 3 semester credit hours




HIS 270 U.S. History to 1865 = 3 semester credit hours




CPT 103 Genealogical Computer: Learning P(ersonal A(nestral)F(ile), the most widely used genealogy computer program, and CLOOZ, an electronic genealogical filing cabinet used by genealogists for organizing genealogical research and records = 1 semester credit hour




GEN 101 Verifying Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hours




HIS 170 American Civilization  = 3 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours




Third Semester




ENG 150 Writing Life Stories from Genealogical Research Sources = 1 semester credit hour



LEG 251 Missing Heir Searches = 1 semester credit hour




BIO 252 Human Genetics in Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hour




FRL 102 Beginning Foreign Language II: DAN 102 Danish (with Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish equivalents), or FRN 102 French, GER 102 German, ITL 102 Italian, POR 102 Portguese, SPN 102 Spanish = 5 semester credit hours




GEN 255 Genealogical Research Apprenticeship = 2 semester credit hours




GEN 257 Foreign Research I (British Isles, French, German and Scandinavian Genealogical Research = 2 semester credit hours




HIS 201 History of Western Civilization to 1300 = 3 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 17 semester credit hours



Second Semester




ENG 212 Genealogical Writing II (Journal articles, newsletters, etc. = 2 semester credit hours




FRL 101 Beginning Foreign Language I: Choose from - DAN 101 Danish (with Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish equivalents), or FRN 101 French, GER 101 German, ITL 101 Italian, POR 101 Portuguese, SPN 101 Spanish, = 5 semester credit hours



HIS 271 U.S. History from 1865 to Present = 3 semester credit hours




SOC 221 Ethics & Fraud in Genealogy = 3 semester credit hour




FRL 122 Genealogical Vocabulary = 1 semester credit hours




PHY 220 Case Studies in Genealogical Problem Solving I = 2 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 16 semester credit hours




Fourth Semester




GEN 213 Writing Family Histories = 1 semester credit hours




HTH 260 Healthy Lifestyles Research through Historical Documentation = 3 semester credit hours




NSC 261 Internship in Genetic Genealogical Research & Case Studies = 3 semester credit hour




PHY 262 Case Studies in Problem Solving II Internship in Missing Heirs, Title and Traditional Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hour




HIS 202 History of Western Civilization Since 1300 = 3 semester credit hours




FRL 241, 242, or 243 Paleography & Vocabulary for Foreign Language Option Chosen = 4 semester credit hours




GEN 256 Foreign Research II (Spanish, Oriental, American Indian and Black Southern States Genealogical Research = 2 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 19 semester credit hours



General Education Requirements are all included in these courses. For a breakdown of these General Education classes, see the catalog. General Education requirements have been modified to give a genealogical research emphasis when appropriate.


A Bachelor Degree in Genealogy Research requires a minimum of 127 semester credit hours of successfully completed genealogy courses. The Bachelor Degree requires all the same requirements as the Associate Degree described above but requires a minimum of 66 additional semester credit hours as described below:


For Bachelor Requirements, choose one section of United States Research and one Foreign Country Group or Ethnic group now to continue with the degree.


The following four (4) United States Research areas are available to choose from: New England/North Eastern, Midwestern, Southern & Western United States.


The following seven (7) Foreign Research & Ethnic Areas are available to choose from: British Isles, Scandinavian, German, French/Italien, Spanish/Portuguese/Brazilian, Native American & African American.


Fifth Semester




ENG 301 Writing Local and County Histories = 3 semester credit hours



GEN 380, 381, 382, or 383 Genealogical Research for all areas of the States in one of the groups selected above = 6 semester credit hours




HIS 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, or 321. History classes assigned to US area = 3 semester credit hours (Certificate holders can substitute GEN 230, 231, 232 for these history classes.)




BUS 390 Business Classes on How to Set up a Research Company or Other Genealogy/History related Businesses; Federal and State Business requirements; Office Procedures, etc. = 3 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours




Seventh Semester




GEN 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, or 431. Genealogy Research courses for all areas of the Foreign Country Group or Ethnic Group chosen above = 6 semester credit hours




HIS 410, 411, 412, 420, 421, 422, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, or 456 (two of these.) History classes assigned to Foreign Country Group or Ethnic Group chosen = 6 semester credit hours




TMA 400 Genealogical Speech Preparation and Presentations = 3 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours



Sixth Semester




GEN 395, 396, 397, or 398. Genealogical Research Internship for United States area completed last semester = 9 semester credit hours



HIS 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, or 321 (two of these.) History classes assigned to US area chosen = 6 semester credit hours (Certificate holders can substitute GEN 230, 231, 232 for these history classes.)



TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours




Eighth Semester




GEN 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, or 446. Genealogical Research Internship for Foreign Country or Ethnic Area completed last semester = 9 semester credit hours



HIS 410, 411, 412, 420, 421, 422, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, or 456. History classes assigned to Foreign Country Group or Ethnic Group chosen = 3 semester credit hours




BUS 390 Preparation for Employment: Resume Writing, Job Search Counseling, etc. = 3 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours



Total Hours for Bachelor Degree in Genealogy Research = 127 semester credit hours minimum

Last modified: Thursday, December 1, 2005, 07:46 AM
Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict