Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Outlined below are the Department of History's major requirements for an undergraduate degree. Please note that the College of Arts & Science and the University have additional requirements that must be met in order to graduate from the institution.

Requirements for BA in History

A History major requires a minimum of 33 hours of history courses.

Introductory Courses (9 hours): One course in at least three of the five areas listed below. At least one course must be a “Pre-Modern/Early Modern” course and one course must be a “Modern Course.” For a list of specific courses, please refer to the Department of History Worksheet.

  • United States
  • Africa/Middle East
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America

Research Skills (3 hours): History 2950 Sophomore Seminar.

Area Specific Courses (9 hours):

  • Three courses, 1000 level or above, from 3 of the 6 areas listed (not to include 1100, 1200, 1500, 1510)
  • Areas: United States, Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Transnational.
  • One course must be 3000 level or above.

History Electives (6 hours): any two history courses at the 3000 level or above.

Capstone (6 hours): Required pre-requisite History 2950. One of the following options:

  1. One senior seminar and one 4000 level course.
  2. Undergraduate thesis.
  3. Honors thesis.

U.S. History Requirement: All students are required to take at least one three-credit course in U.S. history (excluding 1100 and 1200). This course can be used to fulfill one of the requirements above.


Brittony Hein

Sr. Academic Advisor

Office: 615 Locust Street Building, Rm E119

Phone: 573-882-2069

Email: Corneillierb@missouri.edu

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