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B.A. Requirements Pre-Consolidation

B.A. Program Requirements Pre-Consolidation

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 – Communication Skills (6 Credit Hours)
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum 6
Area A2 – Quantitative Skills (3 Credit Hours)
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum 3
Area B – Global Engagement (4 Credit Hours)
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum 4
Area C – Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics (6 Credit Hours)
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum 6
Area D – Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology (11 Credit Hours)
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum 11
Area E – Social Sciences (12 Credit Hours)
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum 12
Area F – Courses Appropriate to Major (18 Credit Hours)
Foreign Language 2001 – Intermediate I 3
Foreign Language 2002 – Intermediate II 3
HIST   1111 World History I: Development of World Civilization 3
HIST   2630 Historical Methods 3
Select 6-12 credit hours from the following: 6-12
Introduction to Anthropology
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Religion
Introduction to Sociology
Health and Physical Education Activities (4 Credit Hours)
HLTH   1520 Healthful Living 2
Physical Education Activities 2
Orientation (2 Credit Hours)
FYE   1220 First-Year Seminar 2
Major Requirements (24 Credit Hours)
HIST   4635 Senior Seminar (Prerequisite HIST   2630) 3
Select seven of the following: 1 21
African American History to 1877
African American History Since 1877
Young Republic, 1788-1848
United States Constitutional History
American Economic History
Rise of U.S. to World Power
U.S. as a Global Power
Topics in U.S. Women’s History
History of Religion in the U.S.
The History of Vietnam, 236 B.C. to Present
American Military History
Introduction to Public History
The Early Church
The History of Islam in Southeast Asia
History of Modern Cuba
The Muslim World to Tamerlane
The Muslim World Since Genghis Khan
History of Greece
History of Rome
Late Antiquity
The Middle Ages
Christian Europe 450-1750
Europe, 1914-1945
Contemporary Europe
Modern Britain: 1485 to the Present
Germany: 1648-Present
Modern European Thought
The Scientific Revolution
The Holocaust
History of Africa to 1800
History of Africa since 1800
The Modern Middle East
Modern Eastern Europe
Modern Southeast Asia
Russia to 1917
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
History Honors Seminar
Georgia History
Biography and History
Recent America: U.S. Since 1945
U.S. Diplomacy: The Cold War
The Civil Rights Movement
The United States in the 1960’s
The Renaissance
Woman Question” in Europe
Science and Religion
Technology and the Historian
Invasion of the Americas: Contact, Encounter and Colonization in Early America
Early American History
Revelation and Revolution
World War I
Destruction of Slavery
The History of Flight
Dinosaurs and Extinctions
Senior Seminar
Senior Thesis
Internship in History
American Indian History
Revolutionary America
Civil War and Reconstruction
The Antebellum South
The New South
Advertising and Culture
Working Class History in the United States
The American City
Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750
Religion, Empire, and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century
The Reformation
World War II
Revolutionary France
Britain and the World
Modern France
Advanced Topics in Public History
20th Century Russia
Modern Japan
Modern China, 1600 to 1949
Economic Rivals: U.S.-EC-Japan
Contemporary China, 1949 to Present
Minor – Required (15 Credit Hours)
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (must be approved by advisor) 15
Electives (21 Credit Hours)
Select 21 credit hours of Electives 21
Total Credit Hours 126
1 At least nine (9) credit hours must include one course from each of the following three categories:

  1. U.S. History
  2. European History
  3. “Non-western” History [African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern]

Program Requirements

  • Must have a minimum grade of “C” in every History course beyond the core surveys.
  • Students must be in good standing to change major to History
  • No more than 30 hours of upper division course work in the major may count toward the minimum of 126 hours required for graduation.
  • Student Portfolio Requirements: In the semester of graduation, students must submit a copy of the major assignment from HIST 2630; submit a copy of a research/writing sample from an upper- division history course; submit a copy of a written or blue book exam from an upper-division history course; submit a copy of the major assignment from HIST 4635; and submit the Senior Exit Survey administered in HIST 4635.

Honors in History

To graduate with Honors in History, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • Successfully complete:
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.
  • (Taking the entire three credit-hour sequence of UHON   4999 with a faculty member substitutes for the HIST   4635 Senior Seminar -required for History Majors.)


All History majors, including students in the UHP, are advised by an advisor located in the Forest Drive Building, (912) 478-7740.

Last updated: 3/30/2022