Bachelor of Arts

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in History is an exciting journey and an excellent foundation for the future.

A degree in History prepares you for a variety of careers. Many History BAs enter the field of education, but these comprise less than 20% of the varied and exciting careers our majors pursue. Other fields include law; management and business; arts and design; government service; public health; not-for-profits and social services. In fact, ten years after receiving a BA, History majors earn more than many popular majors including Nursing, Sociology, and Economics.

History majors are particularly well-equipped for advanced study and dominate Humanities BAs entering graduate programs. Recent graduates of our program have gone on to enter MA and PhD programs in history but also in Journalism, Museum Studies, Anthropology, International Relations, and Latin American Studies, just to name a few.


Common Lower Division Courses

Complete two of the following courses or their equivalent*:

· 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

*Check with an advisor to see if courses you have taken as Dual Enrollment or at another institution fulfill the lower division course requirement.


Upper Division Program

One course, at the 3000 or 4000 level in each of the following areas:

Pre-Modern History of any Region 3

The United States 3

HIS 3051 Junior Seminar: Approaches to History 3

HIS 4935 Senior Seminar 3

Two courses, at the 3000 or 4000 level, in two of the following 4 areas:

Latin America 3

Africa 3

Asia 3

Modern Europe 3

Any four additional History courses (at the 3000 or 4000 level)

In addition to completing the History major, students are required to reach 120 total credits (including all accepted transfer credits), at least 48 of which must be upper division (3000-4000 level), complete the Foreign Language requirement, and complete two Global Learning courses.

Please speak with your advisor to create a specific study plan tailored to your remaining requirements.


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 four 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 Honors Thesis in History 3