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Monroe 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 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 Monroe Community College and other academic institutions.

Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Monroe Community College

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

United States

HIS 103 – African-American History I

HIS 104 – African-American History II

HIS 111 – History of the United States to 1865

HIS 112 – History of the United States since 1865 – WR

HIS 211 – History of Sport in the United States

HIS 230 – The Old South and the Civil War

HIS 232 – The United States in the twentieth Century

HIS 234 – The Contemporary Black American Experience

HIS 235 – US Diplomatic History in the 20 th Century

HIS 240 – The City in American History

HIS 283 – Issues in American History


HIS 105 – West Civ : Ancient and Medieval – WR

HIS 106 – Renaissance to Napoleon

HIS 108 – Western Civilization: Modern Europe

HIS 219 – Twentieth Century Europe

HIS 225 – Early Russian History

HIS 226 – Modern Russian History

HIS 227 – Russia from the Age of Peter the Great to Present – on location USSR

Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America

HIS 250 – History of China and Japan - WR

World History or Inter-Regional Comparative

HIS 287 – History and Cultural Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights

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

Numerous other courses taken at Monroe Community College can be used as electives at Binghamton University . Other courses from Monroe 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 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.

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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 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

Last Updated: 8/12/16