Aug 14, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

History, B.A.


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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 Education Certification  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 the secondary education curriculum 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. Students may be exempted for up to 6 credits of lower-level courses required for the history major, provided they receive scores of 4 or 5 on an AP examination and provided that no more than 3 credits may come for each AP Examination.

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 Accelerated Program page of the Graduate School website.

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