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 300 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 earn credit toward the univeristy's graduation and general education requirements. Students may also be exempted for up to 6 credits of lower-lievel courses required for the history major, provided they recieve scores of 4 or 5 on an AP examination and provided that no more than 3 credits may come for each AP Examination.