BA/BS Major in History

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in History

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in History
HI 101
HI 102
Survey of World Civilization to 1500
and Survey of World Civilization since 1500 2
HI 201
HI 202
United States History to 1877
and United States History since 1877 2
HI 301WHistory and Historical Research 33
Select eighteen hours of History Electives (300-400 levels) 418
HI 495Senior Thesis 53
A minor, second major or second degree is required for this major18-24
General Elective
as required, to bring total to 120
Total Hours120

For Bachelor of Arts degree, 6 hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level


These courses are required in the major if not completed as part of the General Education component


Fulfills computer literacy requirement.


Including at least six hours in United States history and six hours in non-United States history. At least 6 hours of the eighteen hours of History Electives must be at the 400 level. The 6 hours of History Electives at the 400 level plus the required course HI 495 (3) means that students will complete at least 9 hours at the 400 level to meet graduation requirements. HI 101 and HI 102 or HI 201 and HI 202 are prerequisites for all 300-level history courses. HI 301W is a prerequisite for all 400-level history courses.


Offered in spring semesters. Includes exit examination.