Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

History, B.A.

Offered by History .

Students pursuing the History, B.A. can seek certification to become elementary school teachers or secondary school social studies teachers by completing the Elementary Education  or Secondary Education  programs offered by Education  in addition to the history major requirements. 

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 39 credits
  • Minimum grade of 'C' in graded courses
  • Students pursuing Secondary Education  complete specific courses for their core and elective requirements, which are overseen by the department.

Course Requirements

Core Lower-Level Courses (9 credits)

Complete 9 credits from courses at the 100 or 200 level, including a minimum of 3 credits in U.S. history and a minimum of 3 credits in European, Asian, Latin American or African history.

Elective Courses (24 credits)

Complete 24 credits from courses at the 300 or 400 level, including a minimum of 9 credits in U.S. history and a minimum of 12 credits in European, Asian, Latin American or African history, a minimum of 9 credits at the 400 level, and a maximum of 3 credits from HIST 391 .

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master's degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Graduate School website: https://gradschool.umbc.edu/admissions/nontraditional/accelerated/