Bachelor of Arts in History

Admission Requirements Graduation Requirements
HIST A101Western Civilization I3
HIST A102Western Civilization II3
HIST A131History of the United States I3
HIST A132History of the United States II3
Complete 6 credits of the following non-Western history courses:6
East Asian Civilization I
East Asian Civilization II
Modern China
Modern Japan
Northeast Asia in 21st Century
Russia in East Asia
Latin America to 1800
Modern Latin America: Revolutions, Dictatorships, and Democracy
Themes in World History 1
The Rise, Fall, and Reinvention of the Samurai
"Communist" China
Complete 15 credits of upper division history electives15
HIST A377 Historiography: The Uses and Abuses of History3
HIST A477Senior Seminar3

May be repeated once with a change in subtitle.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 39 credits must be upper division.

Honors in History

The award of honors in history recognizes distinguished achievement by undergraduate majors in the study and writing of history.

To be eligible for departmental honors a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a declared history major;
  • Satisfy all the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in History;
  • Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors;
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 in courses specific to the history major;
  • Complete HIST A377 with a grade of A.
  • Complete HIST A477 paper with a grade of A.

Honors designees in history must submit a typographically correct, formal copy of their senior paper to the department for deposit in the departmental archives. This must be done before graduation day of the year in which the paper is completed.