Mar 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

History Major, B.A.

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Major Requirements

This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits. As part of the overall 124 credit minimum, the history major requires a minimum of 38 credits and a minimum of ten history courses. In addition, in order to better understand other cultures and to do research, students must successfully complete two courses in the same modern foreign language at the intermediate level or its equivalent.



  • Three elective history courses at the 2000 level or above, including HIS3000 special topics courses.


Up to eight credits of History internship (HIS 4986 and HIS 4987) can count towards the major requirements.

*History majors who are also Education majors may count both HIS 1106  and HIS 1107  towards fulfillment of their major requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Senior Thesis, HIS 4991(W) , is intended to achieve the following student learning outcomes: the ability to formulate a clear argument; the ability to employ the correct mechanics of English grammar and syntax; the ability to follow historians’ conventions of citation; the ability to analyze sources; and the ability to synthesize facts in a logical way.

Major GPA. To graduate with a major in history, a student must achieve a 2.00 grade point average in the major courses. The GPA for the History major will be calculated by taking the average of courses designated HIS.

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