Bacholor Degree Requirements

Bachelor Degree Requirements

First Semester

Introduction to Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hours

Genealogical Writing I = 2 semester credit hours

Paleography = 3 semester credit hours

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

Genealogical Computer Programs: Learning Genealogy Storage Systems (PAF, Legacy, Roots Magic, Ancestral Quest, etc., widely used genealogy computer programs, and other database genealogical programs that are electronic genealogical filing cabinets used by genealogists for organizing genealogical research and records, and research genealogical database programs such as Bygones Genealogical Software (an electronic research log) = 1 semester credit hour

American Civilization = 3 semester credit hours

TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours

Second Semester

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

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

Ethics & Fraud in Genealogy = 3 semester credit hour

Genealogical Vocabulary = 1 semester credit hours

Case Studies in Genealogical Problem Solving = 2 semester credit hours

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

TOTAL = 16 semester credit hours

Third Semester

History of Western Civilization to 1300 = 3 semester credit hours

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

Missing Heir Searches = 1 semester credit hour

Human Genetics in Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hour

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

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

Genealogical Research Apprenticeship = 2 semester credit hours

TOTAL = 17 semester credit hours

Fourth Semester

History of Western Civilization Since 1300 = 3 semester credit hours

Writing Family Histories = 1 semester credit hours

Paleography & Vocabulary for Foreign Language Option Chosen = 4 semester credit hours

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

Healthy Lifestyles Research through Historical Documentation = 3 semester credit hours

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

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

TOTAL = 19 semester credit hours

A bachelor degree in genealogical research requires a minimum of 127 semester credit hours of successfully completed genealogy courses.  The bachelor degree requires all of the same requirements as the associate degree described above but requires a minimum of 60 additional semester credit hours.  For a bachelor degree, one section of United States research specialty area and one foreign country specialty group of ethnic specialty group must be selected to continue with the degree.  Below are the semester requirements to complete the bachelor degree:

 

Fifth Semester

Writing Local and County Histories = 3 semester credit hours

Genealogy Research for all areas of the States in one of the groups selected above = 6 semester credit hours

History classes assigned to US area = 3 semester credit hours

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

Sixth Semester

Genealogical Research Internship for United States area completed last semester = 9 semester credit hours

History classes assigned to US area chosen= 6 semester credit hours

TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours

Seventh Semester

Genealogy Research courses for all areas of the Foreign Country Group or Ethnic Group chosen above = 9 semester credit hours

History classes assigned to Foreign Country Group or Ethnic Group chosen = 3 semester credit hours

Genealogical Speech Preparation and Presentations = 3 semester credit hours

TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours

Eighth Semester

Genealogical Research Internship for Foreign Country or Ethnic Area completed last semester = 9 semester credit hours

History classes assigned to Foreign Country Group or Ethnic Group chosen = 3 semester credit hours

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

TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours

 

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