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History Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree. The study of history involves the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, cultivation of perspective, and development of communication and critical-thinking skills. Coursework includes the study of American, European, and Non-Western History as well as a variety of special topics in the discipline. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
HIST 101: World History to 1500 3
GE Biological Science with lab* 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
Semester 2 Credit Hours
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 3
GE Physical Science with lab* 3
GE Math 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
HIST European 3
HIST American 3
GE Arts and Humanities 3
GE Social Science 3
Humanities (not HIST) 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
HIST 200: Intro to the Discipline 3
HIST 201: Digital Humanities 3
GE Global Studies 3
Humanities (not HIST) 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
HIST Elective 3
HIST Non-Western 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
HIST 300 Level 3
SOCSC 101: World Geography 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
HIST 300 Level 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
HIST 395: Senior Seminar 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3

 

*One of the natural science courses must have a lab component.

History Minor

Students must complete 18 credit hours in history including:

  • HIST 101: World History to 1500
  • HIST 102: World History Since 1500
  • and four additional history courses

Consult the academic catalog for course options.