Academics: Majors and Programs

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History Major Requirements

To be formally admitted to the history major is a writing-intensive endeavor, and therefore, we require that all history majors successfully complete English 103, English composition, before they become a history major. Also, the history department considers a minimum grade of C for both semesters of this course to be successful completion. To receive the B.A. in history, the student is required to successfully complete a minimum of eleven courses in history, or 44 credit hours with a grade of C or better. The course distribution is as follows:

  • Area of Concentration -- 3
  • Historical Methods (SHIS 203) -- 1
  • Making of the Modern World (SHIS 303) -- 1
  • Senior Seminar -- 1
  • Major Electives (one from each area other than concentration) -- 5

Major Electives

The remaining five major electives are to be taken as one from each area outside of the area of concentration. No more than three of these five electives can be at the survey (200) level.