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B.A. Program Requirements

History B.A.

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 I3
Foreign Language 2002 – Intermediate II3
HIST1111World History I: Development of World Civilization*3
HIST1112World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community*3
HIST2110Survey of US History3
HIST2111History of America to 1877**3
HIST2112History of America since 1865**
HIST2630Historical Methods3
Select 6-12 credit hours from the following:6-12
ANTH1102Introduction to Anthropology 
GEOG1130World Regional Geography 
PHIL2010Introduction to Philosophy 
PSYC1101Introduction to Psychology 
RELS2130Introduction to Religion 
SOCI1101Introduction 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
HIST4635Senior Seminar (Prerequisite HIST 2630)3
Select six or seven of history courses at the 3000 level or above from the course catalog: 118-21

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 Electives21
Total Credit Hours124

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 College;
  • 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 UHON 4999;
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors College 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 University Honors Program, are advised by a staff advisor.

Samantha Harpert (IAB) IAB 1044, Statesboro
Jonathan Sedberry Student Success Center, Armstrong


Last updated: 3/30/2022