Bachelor of Arts in History

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Students who began working on a history major prior to the 2007-2008 academic year may continue under the old requirements or adopt the new ones.
Preparation for the major under the new requirements includes completion of twelve units of lower-division history study which must include sequences in two world areas.

Completion of twelve units of lower-division general education courses is required, including completion of GEW 101 or an equivalent.

Students must have competence in a foreign language equivalent to completion of three semesters of study at the university or college level.

Students must complete thirty-three upper-division history units including HIST 301 and a 400-level history seminar (or 500-level graduate course with the instructor's permission).

At least one upper-division course must deal mainly with history before 1800.

Upper-division courses in the major must deal with at least three different world areas (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the United States, and comparative transnational history).

One course must have considerablewomen's history/gender history content.

Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C (2.0) or better, and may include no more than three (3) units of internship toward the major.


Lower-Divison Preparation for the Major

Twenty-four units in lower-division courses including:

Two history sequences in two different world areas

12 Units

Lower-division general education courses including GEW 101 or an equivalent.

12 Units


24 Units


Upper-Division Requirements

HIST 301 (Should be taken before any other 300-level courses are undertaken. Prerequisite for 400-level seminar.)

3 Units

Nine additional upper-division history courses

27 Units

At least one course at the 400 level or above

3 Units


33 Units