Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in History

A total of 33 credit hours is required for the major in history. Majors must take HIS 101, 102, 201, 202, and 487 (which serves as the integrative experience), as well as a minimum of 18 additional hours in upper biennium courses, including 9 hours of 400-level courses but excluding 476. Of the upper biennium courses, at least 3 credits must be taken in each of the U.S., European, and non-western areas. Students who complete a single major without a minor must complete 40 credit hours in history.

Graduation requirements include:

  • earning a minimum grade of C in all major and minor courses
  • completing HIS 487 as an integrative experience
  • passing a department-approved examination

Minor in History

Requirements for minors are 21 credit hours, including HIS 101, 102, 201, 202, and 9 hours in upper biennium courses. A minimum grade of C in all minor courses is required.