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History Major Requirements

History major leading to BA degree

A major in history leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 36 credits in history, including the following:

1. Introduction: At least six credits from the 100-level courses, preferably taken during the first or sophomore years

2. At least 24 credits in history courses numbered 200 or above including the following distribution of credits:

a. Depth: At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars

• European and Russian history
• American history (and, with the department head's approval, Latin American history)
• Global history, including Asian, African, and Latin American (and, with the department head's approval, Russian history)

b.Breadth: At least nine of these 24 credits will be in history courses outside the area of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars

3. Electives: At least six additional credits.