Electives must be distributed in such a way that each student has a minimum of 9 credits in American history and a minimum of 12 credits in European, Asian, Latin American or African history.
At least 9 of the 24 elective credits must come from history courses numbered 400 and above and the balance in courses numbered at 200 and above.
No grade lower than “C” in any course will be counted toward the major with the exception of HIST 391 (a Pass/Fail course). Students may apply up to 3 credits earned in HIST 391 as elective credits for the history major. The CEEB Advanced Placement Examination allows students achieving a minimum score to be exempted from the corresponding required 100-level courses and may earn credit toward both the history major and the university’s graduation requirements.