BA in History



Requirements for a Major in History for the B.A. Degree:

History offers a 40 Hour Major comprised of 16 hours of core classes (HST 100-HST 250 and HST 290 ) and 24 hours of advanced classes (HST 300-HST 400).

Core Classes:

16 hours are required. All students must take HST 290 and choose 12 hours from HST 100-HST 250, only 6 hours of which may come from HST 200-HST 250.

Core classes applied to the major must include:

1) At least one general survey course in each geographical area:




2) At least one course treating the period before 1500:

Advanced Classes:

24 hours in history at the 300-400 level are required. These must include at least 6 hours at the 400 seminar level (excluding HST 491 and HST 498 ). No more than 6 hours of HST 491 and HST 498 can be counted toward the major. Students completing departmental honors in history may apply 3 hours of HST 499 towards the 400 level seminar requirement.

3 hours of HST 251-HST 289 or HST 291 or HST 295 , plus any number of HST 292 * credits, may be counted toward fulfillment of this 24 credit 300-400 level requirement.

Majors are required to complete at least one 251-400 level course treating each of the following areas: 1) Europe, 2) the United States, and, 3) Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.

*(292’s are trial courses: topical HST 292 titles can be found in Banner).

Total: 40 hours

An overall "C" (2.00) average is required in all History courses applied toward the major. Only courses earning "C-" or above may be applied toward the major.



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