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Nassau 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 Nassau Community College and other academic institutions.

Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Rockland Community College

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:

United States

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.

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