Total hours required: 49, including 33 upper division
Students must take 16 credits of lower-division survey classes or equivalent upper-division courses with approval.
One survey class must be pre-1800.
IMPORTANT NOTES: History of Science courses can count toward History major requirements.
List of courses
History Program Student Learning Outcomes (for Academic Programs and Assessment)
Four Year Degree Plan
History Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)
Also available via ecampus
The History undergraduate major is available to ecampus students as a BA or BS degree only.
Minimum Total Credits (49)
Minimum Upper-Division Credits (33)
I. History Surveys (15 credits):
15 credits from the following courses:
HST 101 *History of Western Civilization (4)
HST 102 *History of Western Civilization (4)
HST 103 *History of Western Civilization (4)
HST 104 *World History I: Ancient Civilizations (3)
HST 105 *World History II: Middle and Early Modern Ages (3)
HST 106 *World History III: The Modern and Contemporary World (3)
HST 201 *History of the United States (4)
HST 202 *History of the United States (4)
HST 203 *History of the United States (4)
HST/PHL 210 *Religion in the United States (4)
History majors must take at least one of the following courses that cover a period prior to 1800 CE: HST 101, HST 102, HST 104, HST 105, and/or HST 201.
II. Global Historical Literacy (12 credits):
4 upper-division credits in each of the following areas, for a total of 12 credits:
III. History Electives (12 credits):
12 additional credits in any 300- or 400-level HST or HSTS courses. Only 4 of these credits may come from HST 410: Internship.
IV. History Capstone Courses:
HST 310. The Historian’s Craft (4)
HST 407. ^Seminar (5)
Students must complete HST 310 before attempting HST 407.
A minimum grade of C is required for both HST 310 and HST 407.
* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
- Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed
Major Code: 900
*HST 310 and 407 must be passed with a C or better.
All History majors must take all History courses for graded credit. They may not be taken for S/U credit.
History of Science courses (HSTS) count for History credit toward the major.
HST courses may not be used BY HISTORY MAJORS to fulfill CLA or BAC Core requirements.
A minimum 2.0 GPA in all history classes is required for majors.
If you think you might want to pursue a minor, you will want to consider carefully which courses you use to fulfill your Baccalaureate Core and your Liberal Arts distribution requirements.
If you think you might want to pursue a pre-teaching program, you will want to consult with an advisor about recommended electives because several of these may be used to fulfill Bac Core requirements.
Your undergraduate history advisor, David Bishop, is ready to help you with any and all questions about majoring or minoring in history. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by his office at Milam 322B.