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Corning Community College Transfer Planning Guide

For students wishing to major in History

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 interregional 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 Corning Community College and other academic institutions.

Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Corning Community College

The History Department awards credit for Corning Community College history courses within the above guidelines and recommends taking a course from each of the 4 geographic areas listed below:

United States

HIST 1110 – American History I

HIST 1120 – American History II

HIST 1140 – The American West

HIST 2090 – African American History

HIST 2111 – Twentieth Century America


HIST 1010 – History West Civilization I

HIST 1020 – History West Civilization II

HIST 2040 – History of Modern Europe

HIST 2050 – History of England : Prehist.-1700

HIST 2060 – History of England: 1700 - present

Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America

HIST 1210 – Modern Africa

HIST 2110 – Modern Africa

HIST 2120 – Islam and the Middle East

HIST 2410 – Latin American History

World History or Inter-regional Comparative

HIST 1050 – Contemporary World Affairs

In addition Binghamton University accepts all General Education requirements awarded at Corning Community College and encourages students to concentrate on the writing requirement described below.

Numerous other courses taken at Corning Community College can be used as electives at Binghamton University . Other courses from Corning may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.

General Education and the Harpur College Writing Requirement

Numerous courses in the History major will help you complete the Global Interdependencies (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.

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For further information on required courses and electives, see the History Department Major Requirements.

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 associate 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

Last Updated: 12/6/17