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History Major

View the History Major Requirement Sheet (2009-10 Year) [pdf]
View the B.A. General Requirements Sheet (2009-10 Year) [pdf]

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History requires 33 hours of coursework. These hours include 12 hours of introductory history, all of which meet the University Diversity Requirement:

  • HIST 11050  History of Civilization I
  • HIST 11051 History of Civilization II
  • HIST 12070  History of the United States: The Formative Period
  • HIST 12071 History of the United States: The Modern Period
  • HIST 32050  Majors are also required to take The Historian's Craft. This course fulfills the University's writing-intensive requirement.

The additional 18 hours required for the major must be taken in upper-division courses. They must include at least 6 hours of United States history, 6 hours of European history since 1500, and 6 hours of African, Asian, Latin America, ancient, or medieval history.