Department of History & Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in History

General Education Required Courses

Additional courses required for the history degree include,

Fifteen additional semester hours must be 3000-4000 level history courses with at least six hours in U.S. History, six hours in world/European history, and three hours in public history. Three additional hours must be a 3000-4000 level geography course. 

History majors are also required to take six hours of beginning foreign language courses or obtain the appropriate waiver for high school language study.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
3HIST class must be in the sub-field of United States History.
4HIST class must be in the sub-field of European or World History.
5HIST class must be in the sub-field of Public History
6Must be in one language. Students may waive three hours of language requirement for every one year of language study in high school with grades of "C" or better.