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Bachelor of Arts Program Requirements

History Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements: Credit Hours

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

  Credit Hours
Area F – Courses Appropriate to Major  
Foreign Language 2001 – Intermediate I 3
Foreign Language 2002 – Intermediate II 3
HIST 1111 World History I: Development of World Civilization* 3
HIST 1112 World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community* 3
HIST 2111 History of America to 1877** 3
HIST 2112 History of America since 1865**
HIST 2630 Historical Methods 3
Select 6-12 credit hours from the following: 6-12
ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
GEOG 1130 World Regional Geography
PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
RELS 2130 Introduction to Religion
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology

*History majors should take HIST 1111 in Area B and HIST 1112 in Area F.  If not taken to satisfy these CORE requirements, students must take these courses in Area F.

**History majors should take HIST 2110 in Area E.  If HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 is taken to satisfy Area E, the remaining course must be taken in Area F. 


Major Requirements
Foreign Language 1002 (if not taken in Core) 3
HIST 4635 Senior Seminar (Prerequisite HIST 2630) 3
Select six or seven of history courses at the 3000 level or above from the course catalog: 1 18-21

1 At least nine (9) credit hours must include one course from three of the following four categories:

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


Minor – Required  
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (must be approved by advisor) 15
Select 21 credit hours of Electives 21
Total Credit Hours 124



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:
    • HIST 2630 with a minimum grade of “B” or higher
    • HIST 3630H with a minimum grade of “B” or higher
    • HONS 4999 for one credit hour
    • HONS 4999 for two credit hours in separate semester with the same faculty member as the first semester of HONS 4999;
  • 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 HONS 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