2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

History Major

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(42 credits)

The History Program offers students a broad liberal arts foundation that deepens their knowledge and understanding of the world, stimulates, effective participation in contemporary society, and cultivates deep-thinking skills required for success in a wide range of employment areas or graduate study.

Electives (24 credits):

A minimum of 6 credits in each of the following areas, with at least one 400-level course in each area and 6 additional credits of electives are required from any of the three areas.

At least 15 of the 24 hours must be at the 400-level.


Students desiring a more specialized program may declare the following concentration in place of the Electives:

Public and Applied History Concentration (24 credits):

Required History (6 credits):

Directed History Electives (18 credits):

  • 6 credits from (Area A) United States;
  • 6 credits from (Area B) Ancient, early modern, and modern European history;
  • 6 credits from (Area C) The Wider World: Mediterranean, Near East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

At least 12 credits must be at the 400-level, with at least one 400-level course in each area of study. A student may substitute three credits of directed electives with appropriate cognate courses taken in other departments. These cognate courses must be approved by the History Department Chair.

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