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History Minor, Non-Teaching; B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.; B.S. in B.A.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. Students planning or considering a major or minor in history are urged to consult with an advisor as early as possible in their college careers. Students may select any history faculty member to serve as advisor.
  2. Six (6) hours of Credit/No Credit in history courses will be accepted in the major or minor, but these hours may not be in 400 level or 500 level courses.
  3. Survey or introductory courses (when transferred from another college or university) are accepted for no more than 3 hours per course on the major or minor.
  4. History majors, particularly those planning to do graduate work in history, are strongly urged to include two years of foreign language study in their undergraduate programs.
  5. History majors and minors planning to do graduate work in history are strongly urged to take both the general aptitude and advanced history tests of the Graduate Record Examination early in their senior year. These examinations are generally required for admission to graduate schools. 
  6. Credit Limitation. Courses in the department that are subject to graduate credit limitation under the policy covering unspecified content or variable credit include HST 532, 590, 595, 597, 601, 690, and 791.
  7. The history department does not accept the CLEP examination for credit toward a major or minor.
  8. Up to 6 hours of credit for AP examinations will be approved as follows: three credits for a score of four for History (American) in HST 111 or History (European) in HST 102; or 6 credits for a score of five for History (American) in HST 111 and HST 112 or History (European) in HST 101 and HST 102.
  9. The History Department strongly urges all history majors and minors to study abroad, particularly those planning to teach history or to go on to graduate study. Students are encouraged to meet with a department study abroad faculty advisor or an Office of Study Abroad advisor as early as possible.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 hours)

Nine (9) hours at the 300 level or above.

Electives (11-12 hours)

Eleven (11) or more additional hours in history.

Total: 20-21 semester hours