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Major Requirements

The history major requires a minimum of ten history courses, as well as courses to fulfill the language requirement.

Required Courses

  • HIS 1119 History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS 1120 History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS 2340 History of Latin America
  • HIS 3991 Introduction to Historical Methodology
  • HIS 4991 History Seminar

Five Additional Courses

European History—at least ONE of the following:

  • HIS 3350 Ancient History
  • HIS 3360 Medieval Civilization
  • HIS 3370 Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 3376 Era of the French Revolution
  • HIS 3378 History of Modern Britain
  • HIS 3380 History of Modern Technology
  • HIS 3390 Modern European Social History
  • HIS 3391 Women in Modern European History
  • HIS 3401 Topics in Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • HIS 3410 Twentieth-Century
  • HIS 3470 History of Imperial Russia
  • HIS 3471 History of Twentieth-Century Russia

United States History—at least ONE of the following:

  • HIS 1106 History of American Civilization, 1600-1877*
  • HIS 1107 History of American Civilization, 1877-2000*
  • HIS 2329 American Social History
  • HIS 3320 The American City
  • HIS 3322 History of American Material Culture
  • HIS 3326 History of American Architecture
  • HIS 3425 Contemporary United States History
  • HIS 3434 Age of the American Revolution, 1763-1800
  • HIS 3435 American Colonial History
  • HIS 3437 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIS 3438 History of the Early American Republic, 1800-1848

*Only those history majors who are also education minors may count both HIS 1106 and 1107 towards fulfillment of their major requirements.


  • HIS 4896 Internship
  • HIS 4897 Internship

Second Language Requirement

To fulfill the language requirement, students must successfully complete two courses in the same modern foreign language at the intermediate level or its equivalent.

Major GPA

To graduate with a major in history, a student must achieve a 2.0 grade point average in the major courses. The GPA for the history major will be calculated by taking the average of courses designated HIS.