The Department of History offers a wide variety of courses exploring human societies over time and across the globe. For a major, History requires a minimum of 10 courses distributed as follows:
Four courses: one from each of the following areas: (1) United States , (2) Europe, (3) a third area, e.g., Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America , and (4) world history or inter-regional comparative history.
At least five 300 or 400 level courses, one of which must be a senior seminar.
At least one other history course. However 100 level or introductory courses do not count if taken in the junior and senior year. Only four 100 level (including no more than two courses numbered 101, 102, 103 or 104) may be considered toward the major.
Only one independent study (HIST 397) may satisfy the major requirements
Only one major requirement may be taken under P/F
Advanced Placement credit does not count toward the major.
Honors courses do not count toward the major (HIST 498-499)
No more than four courses may be transferred for major credit from Nassau Community College and other academic institutions.
The History Department awards credit for Nassau Community College history courses within the above guidelines and recommends taking a course from each of the 4 geographic areas listed below:
HIS 103 – History of the United States I
HIS 104 – History of the United States II
HIS 106 – America Today
HIS 125 – The Role of Women in American History
HIS 130 – Ethnic Groups in American History
HIS 136 – History of Latinos in the U.S.
HIS 137 – Native Americans
HIS 140 – Nassau County : History and Government
HIS 150 – History of the American Labor Movement
HIS 176 – African-American History I
HIS 177 – African American History II
HIS 178 – History of the Black Woman
HIS 179 – History of the Black Woman in America II
HIS 190 – The History of Sports in America
HIS 250 – Era of the American Revolution
HIS 255 – The Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 101 – History of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 – History of Western Civilization II
HIS 107 – A Pictorial Approach to European History Since 1500
HIS 108 – Honors History: Western Roots I
HIS 109 – Honors History: Western Roots II
HIS 124 – Women in the Western World
HIS 180 – Health, Disease and Western History
HIS 205 – The Ancient World
HIS 206 – The Medieval World
HIS 207 – Early Modern Europe
HIS 209 – Twentieth–Century Europe
HIS 234 – History of Ireland
Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America
HIS 110 – History of Contemporary Africa
HIS 210 – The Modern Middle East
HIS 212 – History of the Islam World
HIS 219 – Colonial Latin America
HIS 220 – Modern Latin America
HIS 221 – The Afro–Caribbean World
HIS 222 – Modern Mexico and Central America
HIS 228 – Modern China
HIS 236 – History of Israel
World History or Inter-Regional Comparative
HIS 105 – The World Today
HIS 161 – World History: Antiquity to 1500
HIS 162 – World History: 1500 to Present
HIS 232 – The History of the Cold War
HIS 240 – Revolutions in the Modern World
HIS 260 – Twentieth Century Genocide
HIS 270 – Racism in the Modern World
History credit but does not meet the geographic requirements
HIS 111 – Turning Points: An Introduction to History
In addition Binghamton University accepts all General Education requirements awarded at Nassau Community College and encourages students to concentrate on the writing requirement described below.
Numerous other courses taken at Nassau Community College can be used as electives at Binghamton University . Other courses from Nassau may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis.
All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.
Numerous courses in the History major will help you complete the Global Inter-dependencies (G) requirement, Pluralism in the United States (P) and the Social Science (N) requirements. We recommend completing other General Education requirements before transferring to Binghamton .
The Harpur writing requirement consists of 4 writing intensive courses. Students may transfer in a maximum of one composition course (C) and two writing (W) courses.
Review frequently-asked questions here.
Download the most recent Gen Ed checklist at http://gened.binghamton.edu.
For further information on required courses and electives, see the History Department Major Requirements here .
Please note: This transfer guide outlines a plan of study that allows for efficient completion of the bachelor's degree program with full recognition of transfer credit equivalencies. Admission to Binghamton University is very competitive and satisfactory completion of equivalent courses or an Associates Degree is not a guarantee of admission.
If you have any questions about the History major, please contact:
Professor Elisa Camiscioli, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History
607 777-6716 or UHISTORY@binghamton.edu
Last Updated: 7/12/10