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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in History (BA, History). Students can also study this subject as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in History - Updated for 2020-2021

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Within the course requirements, History majors must complete one course covering a period before 1800, two courses covering non-U.S. history, and four courses that are thematically related, one of which may be outside the discipline. 

    Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. See the university course catalog for fall 2020 History courses that fulfill these requirements. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements section and History Requirements Worksheet below.

    Introductory courses:

    • 2 2000-level History courses (6-8 credits)
    • 1 Foundation course (3-4 credits)

    Other required courses:

    • 7 History electives (5 must be 3000 level; at least 1 must be 4000 level) (3-4 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    • LHIS 4900 Senior Thesis Seminar (4 credits)
    • LHIS 4990 Independent Senior Project (4 credits)

    Total credits: 38-48

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