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B.A. in History

B.A. in History

  • QS World University Rankings
    454
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
The Department of History offers the undergraduate student a variety of courses in American, European, African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history. With careful planning and the advice of faculty members, students can develop a sequence of courses that will prepare them for the fields of law, government, and foreign service, as well as careers in various international organizations, journalism, business, or teaching at the elementary, secondary, or college levels. In addition to the two-semester (six-credit) University Core sequence in modern history (selected from courses numbered HIST1001 through HIST1099), a History major is required to complete at least 30 additional credits in history, including the following: a two-semester (6-credit) sequence in U.S. History (HIST2401–2402); three credits of HIST3300 The Study and Writing of History (selected from courses numbered HIST3301 through HIST3599 and preferably taken in the sophomore or junior year); at least six credits in non-Western history; and at least 12 credits of upper-division electives (numbered 4001–4962).

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