History Degree Requirements

Professors Emeriti Heinemann, Simms; Professors BlackmanS, Emmons, Hattox, Lehman; Associate Professors CoombsF, Dinmore, Frusetta, Greenspan; Lecturer Pilkington

Chair: John C. Coombs

The requirements for a major in History are

  • 33 hours in History courses, including
    • 9 hours in United States history,
    • 9 hours in European history, and
    • 6 hours in areas outside of Europe and the United States (to be selected from History 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 221, 303, 322, 324, 325, and 326).
  • History 499 and 6 elective hours compose the remainder of the major.

All 300- and 400-level courses are open only to juniors and seniors, or others with the consent of the instructor.

Students are encouraged to develop individualized majors in consultation with a member of the department. Such a major would give a student a thorough foundation in history while offering him the opportunity to pursue topics of interest in related disciplines. Special topics are offered in History 485 and 490 for students with a 3.0 grade-point average in the History major or by special permission of the department.

The History minor consists of eighteen hours in History department courses. Of these eighteen hours, six hours each must be earned at the 100, 200, and 300/400 levels. Courses satisfying the minor are also to be distributed among the areas of American, European, and non-American/non-European history. Minors must take at least three credit hours in each of these areas and no more than nine credit hours of the required eighteen in any one area.

Core curriculum courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for this minor.

updated 7/10/14