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History Program

A major in History requires the completion of 36 hours of History to include HIST 101-102 or 150-151; 255; 256; 371; 491; and 18 hours of History electives (12 of which must be at the 300+ level). Among the History electives, the major is required to complete three upper level hours (advisor-approved) in each of the following areas: United States, European, non-Western History. A minor from another field of interest is optional. History majors planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take a foreign language sequence instead of electives.

Minor

A minor in History requires the completion of 18 hours; six hours of freshman- or sophomore-level History courses and 12 additional hours of 300-400-level History courses. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Elective or Foreign Language Sequence 3
1 Elective or Foreign Language Sequence 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 HIST Sequence 101-102 or
150-151
GER 6
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 SPCH 101 OCR 3
2 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
2 ECON Elective GER 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective GER 3
2 GEOG 104 3
2 GOVT 101 3
2 HIST 255 3
2 HIST 256 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 SOCI 151 GER 3
3 Computer Literacy Elective(s) CLR 2
3 ENGL
MACO
366 or 368
251***
GER 3
3 HIST 371 3
3 GOVT Elective 200-level or above 3
3 HIST Elective 200-level or above 3
3 HIST Elective 300-level or above 3
3 HIST Elective 300-level or above 3
3 Elective *** 3
3 Minor or Elective 3
3 Minor or Elective 3
4 HIST 491 3
4 HIST Elective ** 3
4 HIST Elective ** 3
4 HIST Elective ** 3
4 Minor or Elective *** 3
4 Minor or Elective *** 3
4 Minor or Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Minor or Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Social Sciences Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Social Sciences Elective 300-level or above 3
  TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

**3 hrs. each from an advisor-approved U.S., European, and non-Western 300+ History course.
*** 45 semester hours numbered 300 or above are required.

NOTE: A minor in another field of interest is required.

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