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
- 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:
- One senior seminar and one 4000 level course.
- Undergraduate thesis.
- 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.