B.A., History

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

Minimum Requirements for History B.A.: 120 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
Modern World History
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
History Program Requirements
Complete the following:
HIST F275Perspectives on History3
Complete three from the following:9
Western Civilization Before 1500
Western Civilization Since 1500
East Asian Civilization
East Asian Civilization
History of the U.S.
History of the U.S.
Five HIST courses at the F300 or F400 level, at least two of which must be at the F400 level15
Of the courses for the major, at least two (at any level) must be taken in each of the following three fields: 1
United States history
European history
Other areas, such as:
Northern history (including Alaska)
World or non-Western (non-U.S., non-European) history
Women’s history
Complete the following:
HIST F475Historiography Capstone 23
HIST F476Senior Thesis Capstone 23

These courses must be approved by an advisor.


Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

Note: Students who are considering graduate work in history are strongly urged to take at least two years of a foreign language.

Note: History majors are strongly urged to consult with the History Department regarding the selection of a minor.