Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

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120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the Major Requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree .

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 6

b. Social Science: 6

c. Humanities

(completed by Major Requirements)

III. Laboratory or Field Work: 1

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 19-33

Premajor hours: 6

Major Requirements

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department:

  • Choose 24 hours to include at least 6 hours in pre-1789 work; at least 6 hours in post-1789 work; at least 3 hours in American history; at least 3 hours of European history; at least 3 hours in the history of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. At least 15 of these hours must be at the 300+ level Credit(s): 24

From Outside the Major Department

  • Choose 15 hours outside History at the 300+ level, or 200+ level courses used to satisfy College requirements can also be counted here. Foreign language instruction courses may not be used to fulfill the related field requirement. Literature, civilization, and culture classes do count toward fulfilling this requirement Credit(s): 15

Other Major hours: 39


Choose electives to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation

Subtotal: Electives: 4

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

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