Major Requirements

The History major requires a minimum of 40 credits, including the following

Students must take at least six of the following ten courses
(24 credits) at the 300 level or above



One course in United States history
One course in European history
One course in Global or Comparative history
Two courses in the history of regions outside of the United States and Europe
Four additional history courses including HIST 395 Internship
One 400-level History seminar

Please note the following rules - these are IMPORTANT

  • Advanced Placement credit does not count toward the major

  • No more than four courses may be transferred from other academic institutions for credit toward the major

  • 100-level courses taken after a student has achieved junior credit standing will NOT count toward a major in History

  • No more than four 100-level courses (including a maximum of 9 total credits for courses numbered 101, 102, 103, and 104) may be used to satisfy the requirements for the major

  • No more than one course of HIST 397 (Independent Study) may be used to satisfy the total requirements for the major

  • Only one course taken under the P/F option will be credited to the major

  • HIST 395 (History Internship) can count as 4 credits toward the major

  • Courses taken in the Graduate School of Education cannot be counted toward the major

  • Honors courses (History 498-499) cannot be applied toward the major. They must be taken over and above the 10 required courses

  • The History Department views the grade of D as passing but unsatisfactory. Courses passed with a grade of D do not fulfill requirements for the major

Forms to download


Undergraduate Director:
Arnab Dey
Library Tower, 712

Spring 2021 Office Hours:

Mondays, 10-11 AM EST