B.A. in History
The study of history provides a necessary perspective on the contemporary world, enhances a student’s ability to communicate effectively, and trains a person to systematically organize vast amounts of information. These are essential skills demanded of today’s young professionals and graduate students.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124
General Education Requirements
See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.
A major in history for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours and must show a reasonable balance between United States and non-United States courses. All history majors must take His 101 and one other non-U.S. 100-level course (selected from His 102, 160, 170, or 180). One additional 100-level course, including either of the U.S. surveys (His 105 and 106), may also be applied to the major but is not required. All history majors must also take one 400-level undergraduate seminar and at least 6 hours of 300-level courses outside U.S. history and outside European history since 1648; the following courses meet this last requirement: His 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 369, 370, 373, 374, 375, 381, 386, 387, 388, 390, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398.
Other Academic Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all His courses applied by a student toward either a major or minor in history.