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History major

This section specifies the major discipline requirements only. Information on additional Bachelor of Arts requirements begins in this section.

Declaration of history as a major

Students wishing to declare a major in history must complete 15 of the 18 required credits in lower-level history prior to their formal declaration.

Lower-level requirements: 18 credits

• Six credits of 100-level history
• 12 credits of 100- or 200-level history

Note: Students must take upper-level courses in three breadth areas: North America, Europe, and Asia/Latin America. It is recommended that students take lower-level courses in each of the breadth areas.

Upper-level requirements: 32 credits

• 12 credits at the 300 level
• 12 credits at the 400 level
• Eight credits at the 300 or 400 level
• Eight upper-level credits in each of the following three areas:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia/Latin America

Note: Credits from HIST 301 will count toward the North American area; credits from HIST 300 may be counted toward any one of these areas, but HIST 300 and HIST 301 may not be counted toward the same breadth area. Credits from HIST 401 will not be counted for the purpose of the breadth requirement.

Note: Students may count three credits from THEA 201 or THEA 202 towards their history major or extended minor requirements.

Note: Students may count EDUC 323 toward the history major, extended minor or minor requirements.
 

History extended minor

This section specifies the extended minor discipline requirements only. Information on additional Bachelor of Arts requirements begins in this section.

Declaration of history as an extended minor

Students wishing to declare an extended minor in history must complete 15 of the 18 required credits in lower-level history prior to their formal declaration.

Lower-level requirements: 18 credits

Eighteen credits in lower-level history as follows:

• Six credits of 100-level history
• 12 credits of 100- or 200-level history

Upper-level requirements: 16 credits

Sixteen credits of 300- and 400-level history as follows:

• Four credits at the 300 level
• Four credits at the 400 level
• Eight credits at the 300 or 400 level
• No more than four credits may be in Directed Studies courses.

Note: Students may count three credits from THEA 201 or THEA 202 towards their history major or extended minor requirements.

Note: Students may count EDUC 323 toward the history major, extended minor or minor requirements.
 

History minor

This section specifies the minor discipline requirements only. Information on additional Bachelor of Arts requirements begins in this section.

Declaration of history as a minor

Students wishing to declare a minor in history must complete nine credits of lower-level history prior to their formal declaration.

Lower-level requirements: 9 credits

• Nine credits in lower-level history

Upper-level requirements: 16 credits

• Sixteen credits in upper-level history:

Note: No more than four credits may be in Directed Studies courses.

Note: Students may count EDUC 323 toward the history major, extended minor or minor requirements.

Course listings

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Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts

The Extended Studies certificate is designed for students who have baccalaureate degrees, who wish to complete the equivalent of a major, extended minor, or minor, in History.

Entrance requirements are completion of a BA and nine (minor) or 18 (major or extended minor) credits in lower-level history, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.33. For further details please see the major, extended minor, or minor requirements in this section or contact the department.


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