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Program Requirements

The Department of History offers:


History B.A.

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 2110 U.S.–A Comprehensive Survey 3
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


Major Requirements
Foreign Language 1002 (if not taken in Core) 3
HIST 2630 Historical Methods 3
HIST 4635 Senior Seminar 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 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 UHP, are advised by an advisor located in the Forest Drive Building, 912-478-7740.

Last updated: 3/30/2022