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Department of History
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History Degree

Bachelor of Arts in History

(History Major – 120 semester credit hours)
A major in history requires a total of 36 semester hours, of which 12 semester hours should be in the field of American history, exclusive of survey courses, and 12 semester hours outside American history, exclusive of European survey courses.

Academic Major
  Hours
History 1301, 1302 6
History 2331, 2332 6

United States History (9 hours must be advanced)

12

Non-United States History (advanced)

12
Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 2301 3

Computational and Applied Math 1351, Mathematics 1302, 1324, 1332, 1333, 1351

3

Creative Arts:
Art 1301, 1302, 2301, 2302,
Honors 2302, 
Music 1341, 1342, 1351, 1376,
Theatre 1311

3

English 1301, 1302

6

English 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329

6

General Studies 1181

1

Geography (in addition to any social science selection) advanced

3

Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1410, 1411, 1481, 1482, 2423, 2424,
Chemistry 1401, 1411, Geography 2301/2101,
Geology 1401, 1402, Physical Science 1301/1101, 1302/1102,
Physics 1301/1101, 1302/1102

8

Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312 in a single modern language

12

Political Science 2301, 2302

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 1303, 2301,
Sociology 1303, 2301

3

Minor

18

Electives (12 elective hours must be advanced to meet 42 advanced hour requirement.)

12

The above plan meets all core curriculum and Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

The B.A. degree with a major in history requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 42 advanced (junior- and senior-level) semester credit hours, and a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence (24 of which must be at the advanced level). Twenty-four of the last 30 hours required to complete this degree must be taken in residence.