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Department of History

College of Arts & Sciences


This is a sample curriculum model for the first two years for students who are History majors and seeking a B.A. degree.

You may choose to follow this schedule, but you must still consult with your advisor in the Department of History prior to registration for each term. Failure to do so may result in Registration Holds on your registration or may result in adverse consequences, if you fail to make yourself aware of various other requirements which may affect your graduation.

If you are choosing to seek certification in Secondary Education, your schedule of classes is clearly defined. Please see for more information.

If you are seeking a B.S. degree, your schedule and requirements may vary slightly. Rather than taking a foreign language you will have two additional science classes besides the General Education Core Requirement. You will need to take Calculus (rather than Prob. and Stats.). You may need to take pre-Calculus prior to attempting Calculus. Please, see for more information.


Please note: In order to graduate in four years, you must take a minimum average of fifteen to sixteen hours per term. If you are choosing to seek certification in Secondary Education, depending upon how many areas you intend to be certified to teach, it may take longer.

First Year


Fall Term

  • ENGL 1010 Critical Thinking and Expository Writing
  • HIST 2010 U. S. History to 1877
  • MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics
  • one class from Sciences
  • CSCI 1100: Using Information Technology

Total: 16 hours


Spring Term

  • ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • HIST 2020 U. S. History since 1877
  • one class from Fine Arts
  • one class from Sciences
  • one class from Oral Communication (Speech)

Total: 16 hours


Second Year


Fall Term

  • HIST 1110 World History to 1500
  • a literature class
  • one class from Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • foreign language
  • first class in a minor

Total: 15 hours


Spring Term

  • HIST 1120 World History since 1500
  • one class from Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • HIST 3410 Intro to Historical Method
  • foreign language
  • an elective

Total: 15 hours

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