Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History

In addition to meeting the requirements below, students must also complete six credits in the Liberal Arts Core and have with no outstanding grades below "C" in the major or required supporting courses.  Major courses are distributed among skill levels and geographical areas, allowing a wide variety of historical content and approaches. All courses are classified under as HIST-XYZ:

  • Required - 101/111 - 102/112, 105/115 - 106/116, 299, 497
  • Division 1 - The Americas: 320, 323, 325, 326, 327, 330, 333, 334, 335, 337, 338, 351, 352, 354, 362, 364, 381, 382, 425, 426, 428-429, 458-459, 468-469
  • Division 2 - Europe, Africa, and Asia: 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 371, 372, 385, 387, 388, 389, 390, 412, 413, 414, 415, 418-419, 468-469, 471, 478-479, 488-489
  • Division 3 - Special Topics: 340, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 490, 497, 498, 499

Majors will select a track in either General or African/African-American history; Pre-Law; or International History and Diplomacy:

General History (57 credit hours): Required courses + 
  • 9 credit hours from Division 1
  • 9 hours from Division 2, and 12 hours from Division 1, 2, or 3
  • 6 hours in a foreign language (two sequential courses in the same language)
  • 9 hours of supporting courses (confer with departmental advisor or chairperson)
African/African-American History (60 credit hours): Required courses +
  • 12 credit hours: 351, 352, 362, 371, 372 
  • 3 hours: GEOG 207
  • 6 hours in a foreign language (two sequential courses in the same foreign language). 
  • 21 hours from the following: 320, 323, 325, 326, 330, 333, 334, 337, 351, 352, 354, 364, 371, 372, 381, 382, 385, 392, 396, 412, 413, 458-459, 468-469, 471, 478-479, 499.
  • 6 hours of supporting courses (confer with departmental chairperson)
Pre-Law (60 credit hours): Required courses +
  • 3 credit hours: GEOG 106
  • 12 hours: HIST 237, 337, 351, and 413
  • 6 hours: ENGL 250 and 353
  • 6 hours: PHIL 302 and 343
  • 6 hours: POSC 390 and 415
  • 3 hours: SPCH 201
  • 3 hours: SOCI 308
  • 6 hours: LATN 101 and 102

International History and Diplomacy (57 credits): Required courses +

  • 3 credit hours: GEOG 101
  • 6 hours: HIST 291 and 498
  • 12 hours from the following: HIST 280, 311, 313, 314, 315, 362, 364, 371, 372, 381, 382, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 394, 471
  • 6 hours from the following: HIST 391, 393, 412, 418-419, 478-479, 488-489
  • 3 hours from the following: GEOG 200, 202, 205, 207, 210
  • 9 hours from the following: ECON 316 and 323; GENL 499; PHIL 320; POSC 342, 385, and 463; RELG 305, 310, 311, 326