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B.A. in History

Degree Requirements Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in history requires 121 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 46 credits*
History Major 30 credits
    HIST Core Course (HIST 201, 202, 203 or 214) (3 credits)
    Pre-Modern History - One of the following: (3 credits)
        HIST 300 Classical Civilizations
        HIST 301 Medieval History
        HIST 302 Eastern Roman Empire
        HIST 405 The Tudor Reformations
        HIST 410 The French Monarchy
    U.S. History (6 credits)
    European History (6 credits)
    Global History (6 credits)
    HIST 496 Senior Research Seminar (3 credits)
    Upper-Level Elective in History (3 credits)
Open Electives (45 credits)
TOTAL 121 credits

*Three core credits in the Humanities satisfied with Major requirements. 

Note: History majors, in consultation with their academic advisors in the Department, design individual courses of study centered on the required courses listed above. During their final year, students select a period, issue or historical figure for in-depth study in the senior research seminar. Majors are encouraged to complete a three-credit internship during their junior or senior years.

Phi Alpha Theta 
Membership in Phi Alpha Theta (the national history honor society) is open to qualified students.

Sample Program
Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 6 credits
History Core Course (HIST 201, 202, 203 or 214) 3 credits
Pre-Modern History Course (HIST 300, 301 or 302) 3 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2
Core Courses      15 credits
HIST XXX U.S. History course 3 credits
HIST XXX European History course 3 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Core Courses 6 credits
HIST XXX Global History course 3 credits
HIST XXX European History course 3 credits
HIST XXX U. S. History course 3 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4
Core Course 3 credits
HIST 496 Colloquium 3 credits
HIST XXX Global History course 3 credits
HIST XXX History elective 3 credits
Open Electives 18 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 121