Dec 11, 2018  
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.S.

History Major

All requirements for the history major are outlined below. Among the requirements are 40 credit hours of Required Courses.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.

Required Courses (40 credits)

Other required History courses (exclusive of HIST 295 and HIST 495) (21 credits)

  • 3 courses from Group A (United States)
  • 2 courses from Group B (Europe)
  • 2 courses from Group C (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East)

(Students may not count any one course for more than one group)

Other Requirements

Completion of a senior writing project (to be completed as part of HIST 495 ).

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in history can choose to take six to eight hours beyond the Core Curriculum requirements in courses from one of the following areas:

  • Mathematical Sciences: Mathematics and Statistics, Information Technology
  • Natural Sciences: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics

Or, they can elect to take six to eight hours in one of the following disciplines:

  • Geography and/or Geospatial Sciences (200- 400-level)
  • Political Science (300- 400-level)
  • Art (courses designated AH or MS only)
  • Anthropological Science (300-400 level)

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a major in History, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken with a HIST prefix. A grade of “C” or better is required in HIST 295  and HIST 495 .


Students wishing to teach History must declare a Social Science  major. To strengthen credentials as a history teacher, students should consider a double major in both Social Science and History.

History Internships

Students wishing to earn academic credit for an internship in history should consult with the Department of History’s Internship Coordinator.