History Curriculum

Current Students:

See the  Recommended Academic Plans and Checksheets for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Or find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the History bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Foreign Language I 4 HIST 002, 010, or 021 3
Quantification (GQ) 3 Natural Science (GN) 3
Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015/030) 3 Humanities course (GH) 3
HIST 001, 011, or 020 3 Arts course (GA) 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Foreign Language II 4
Health/Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5 Total Credits 16
Total Credits 15.5    
 
Semester 3     Semester 4  
HIST 001, 011, or 020 3 HIST 002, 010, or 021 3
European HIST course 3 Writing in the Humanities (ENGL 202B) 3
Natural Science (GN) 3 Quantification course (GQ) 3
Foreign Language III 4 Social Science course (GS) 3
Effective Speech (CAS 100A/B) 3 World History course 3
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 15
 
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Scope and Methods of History
(HIST 301W)
3

400-level History or Anthropology

3
American History course 3 400-level History 3
Natural Science course w/ lab (GN) 3-4 Social Science course (GS) 3
Humanities course (GH) 3 Health and Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5
Elective 3 Arts course (GA) 3
Total Credits 15-16 Elective 3
    Total Credits 16.5
 
Semester 7     Semester 8  
400-level History or Anthropology 3 400-level History or Anthropology 3
Humanities or Social Science course (GS/GH) 3 Humanities or Social Science course (GS/GH) 3
Humanities or Social Science course (GS/GH) 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15