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Information for Majors and Minors

Major Information

Prerequisites
Two of the following:

  • History 100 - Ancient and Medieval History
  • History 101 - History of Modern Western Civilization to 1815
  • History 102 - History of Modern Western Civilization since 1815

Requirements
A major consists of 27 semester hours. In addition, all students majoring in History must complete a special senior reading program. Students majoring in History must successfully complete History 260 (preferably in the spring semester of their sophomore year) and fulfill the department's distribution requirement:

  • at least 9 semester hours in American history (305, 307, 308, 309, 311, 314, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 325)
  • at least 3 semester hours in early European history (330, 331, 332, 340, 341, 350, 351, 360, 383)
  • at least 3 semester hours of modern European history (361, 370, 371, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 384, 385, 387, 388, 389)
  • at least 3 semester hours from 460 or 465
  • at least 3 semester hours from one of the following courses: 391, 392, 393, 394, 396, ¬†or 397


Minor Information

Prerequisites
Two of the following:

  • History 100 - Ancient and Medieval History
  • History 101 - History of Modern Western Civilization to 1815
  • History 102 - History of Modern Western Civilization since 1815

Requirements:

  • at least 3 hours at the 300-level or above in European history
  • at least 3 hours at the 300-level or above in American history
  • at least 6 more hours at the 300-level or above in the Department