B.A. in History - Program Curriculum

History majors must complete a total of 128 credits to earn the B.A. in History. In addition to meeting the course requirements of the liberal arts core curriculum of University College, students majoring in history must complete the major requirements, a minimum of 36 credits of courses in history, and the required number of free elective credits to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history.

The College general education requirements (52 credits), listed on the check sheet, cover three areas:

  • College Competencies (21 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Distrubution (18 credits)
  • University Requirements (13 credits)

In addition to meeting the course requirements of the liberal arts core curriculum of University College, students majoring in history must complete a minimum of 36 credits of courses in history (courses numbered with the prefix “HIST”).

Requirements: 36 credits

  1. At least two 1000-level HIST courses
  2. At least three 3000-level HIST courses
  3. Either HIST 4010 or HIST 4401
  4. As many 2000-level HIST courses as needed to make the total 36 credits.

History Minor

Requirement: 18 credits

Non-history majors who desire a minor in history may enroll in this program.

No more than two 1000-level courses and at least two 3000-level courses. If taken to satisfy a general education requirement, the two 1000-level courses will count toward the History minor, as well. The total number of credits required for the B.A., however, remain 128.