A major in history requires the following:

  1. History course requirements:
    a) at least 3 hours but not more than 12 hours of 200-level course work
    b) History 301 (which shall normally be taken during the junior or senior year)
    c) 24 hours of additional course work which must include at least one course from each of the following groups:
    Group A: HIST 308, 309, 320, 329, 330, 331, 332, 351
    Group B: HIST 305, 306, 321, 324, 340, 341, 342
    Group C: HIST 300, 303, 304, 307, 311, 316, 317, 319, 344, 345, 347, 362, 406
  2. Minor/collateral requirements (two options)
    a) two 12-hour collaterals approved by the faculty adviser
    b) an 18-hour minor approved by the faculty adviser
  3. Participation in all required program assessment activities during the senior year
  4. *Completion of a foreign language through 202

*Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in history must complete all the major requirements listed above (1 through 4). Students preparing for graduate studies in history are especially encouraged to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students have the option to earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in history by satisfying requirements 1 through 3 of the major requirements listed above.

It is recommended that history majors take Mathematics 134 as part of their General Education Requirements. Students should also consider taking Computer Science 150.

The minimum number of semester hours required in major courses for a major in history is 30. The minimum number of semester hours in all courses (major and nonmajor) required for the major in history is 120.


A minor in history consists of 18 semester hours, no more than nine of which may be below the 300 level.


A collateral in history consists of 12 semester hours, no more than 6 of which may be below the 300 level.

Successful completion of a 200-level history course is required of all students enrolling in history courses above the 299 level. In special circumstances, exceptions may be made with the joint permission of the instructor and the department chair.