Bachelor of Arts

Degree Program Hours: 120 Lower Division Preparation

Common Prerequisite Courses and Equivalencies

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s)
AMH 2041, 2042, 2010, 2020 AMH 2XXX
EUH 2011, 2021, 2030 EUH 2XXX

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation between the State University System and the Community College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common Prerequisites. For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for Common Program Prerequisites offered at community colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit:, See Common Prerequisite Manual.


Common Prerequisites

Complete two of the following:

  • AFH 2000 African Civilizations
  • AMH 2041 Origins of American Civilization
  • AMH 2042 Modern American Civilization
  • AMH 2010 American History 1607-1850
  • AMH 2020 American History 1850-Present
  • EUH 2011 Western Civilization: Early European Civilization
  • EUH 2021 Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern Europe
  • EUH 2030 Western Civilization: Europe in the Modern Era
  • LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization
  • WOH 2001 World Civilization

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU undergraduates must have met all the lower division requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the program.


Upper Division Program

Program Hours: 60 One course, at the 3000 or 4000 level in each of the following areas, (indicated in brackets at the end of each course description in the University Catalog).

Pre-Modern History of any Region [1] 3
Modern Europe [2] 3
The United States [3] 3
Modern Latin America, Africa, or Asia [4] 3
HIS 3051 Junior Seminar: Approaches to History 3
HIS 4935 Senior Seminar 3
Any four additional History courses (at the 3000 or 4000 level) 12
Electives (at the 3000 or 4000 level) in any Department at FIU, to make up the prescribed number of credits required for graduation. (Ten credits maximum at the 1000 or 2000 level for those entering as juniors or seniors). 30


B.A. with Honors

To earn the B.A. in History with Honors, a student must maintain a 3.5 GPA in History courses. Instead of “any five 3000 or 4000 level History classes” in the category of “additional History classes” as required for the B.A. major, candidates for the B.A. in History with Honors will complete the following Honors Track courses:

HIS 4052 Honors Historical Methods 3
HIS 4973 Honor Thesis in History 3

Students interested in the Honors Track should learn the languages necessary for research in their chosen field(s) as early in their academic careers as possible, and should be prepared to utilize their linguistic skills whenever possible in all their coursework at FIU. Completion of the Honors Track is recognized on students’ transcript upon graduation.