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History | History (General)

Certifying into History (General)

Students who indicate an interest in History and have a 2.0 GPA or above may be admitted to the major. Those interested in a teaching option should consult with the College of Education concerning certification requirements for teaching. Students majoring in history should have a strong and broad high school background in humanities, social science, and languages.

Bachelor of Arts in History (36 hours)

Required History Courses
Hist 300: Writing about History
Hist 469: Seminar in History
6 hours of U.S. history
6 hours of European history
9 hours of Global/non-Western history
Plus an additional 12-hour concentration in history (at least 6 hours at the 300 and 400 level), or in a related discipline outside of history. All 12 hours must be taken in the same subject area.

At least 21 of the 36 hours in history courses must be at the 300 and 400 level.

History courses used to complete the degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.