Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

History Major, BA (Small Plan)

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(Note: It is recommended that students who plan to enter graduate school should complete two years of a world language at the college level.)

History Program Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • identify and describe issues and events in history;
  • analyze primary and/or secondary sources;
  • evaluate arguments and/or evidence related to history (critical thinking);
  • develop valid evidence-based arguments related to history;
  • write effectively, constructing responses and essays that use correct grammar, effective sentence structure, and appropriate and complex language; and
  • explain cultural differences and diverse perspectives.

Required Courses

Lower-Division Credits: 20

Select 20 credits from the following:

World Civilization

Upper-Division Credits: 39

  • Credits: (5) (Students must earn a minimum grade of C as a major requirement)
  • Credits: (4) (Students must earn a minimum grade of C as a major requirement)
  • Upper-division United States History Credits: (5)
  • Upper-division Elective Credits: (25)
    The elective credits must include at least 5 credits each from four of the following fields: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, World/Transcontinental

Total Credits: 59

Small Plan Major (fewer than 60 credits)

This major requires the completion of a minor or second major. Please consult with the departments about any specific restrictions regarding overlap between plans.

College and Department Information

History Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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