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History Major

Bachelor of Arts in History

Requirements are detailed in the University Catalog and presented here: Worksheet

Beginning Fall 2018 the History BA program requires one upper-division course that explores digital history and new media technology. By studying digital history and utilizing digital tools the CSUSM History Department reflects its mission of teaching history and historical methods that equip students to think critically and independently so they can engage constructively as leaders and scholars in a diverse society and rapidly changing world. These methods will create an impact beyond the academic community.

Courses meeting meeting digital history requirement: HIST 300-8, HIST 300-15, HIST 312, HIST 332, HIST 336C, HIST 340, HIST 349, HIST 381.


Lower-Divison Preparation for the Major
Course Units
Two history sequences in two different world areas 12 Units
Lower-division general education courses including GEW 101 or an equivalent. 12 Units

Total: 24 Units

Upper-Division Requirements
Course Units
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
 Total: 33 Units