Degree Requirements

A major in History requires the completion of 36 credits. All courses are 3 credits unless designated.

Required Courses

  • HI 222 United States History to 1865
  • HI 223 United States History since 1865
  • HI 301 Historical Methods and Criticism
  • One elective in each of the four sub-fields: [12 cr]
    • Ancient
    • European
    • Latin America
    • East Asian
  • Three additional History electives, only two of which can be in American history: [9 cr]

Select either of two tracks for the capstone:

Senior Thesis Track (3.2+ GPA)

  • IL 302 Information Literacy for History [1 cr]
  • HI 397 Senior Thesis Preparation [2 cr]
  • HI 398 Senior Thesis [3 cr]

Senior Seminar Track:

  • HI 395 Special Seminar elective (different topic each year) [3 cr]
  • HI 396 Senior Seminar continuing the Special Seminar elective [3 cr]

YEAR 1 SEMESTER I

  • EN 011 Introduction to Rhetoric
  • HICC 101 The Human Journey: Civilizations
  • MA 101 Modern College Mathematics I
  • BA/BS Requirement
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas
  • FS 101 Freshman Seminar

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

  • EN 012 Rhetoric Research Paper
  • CA 021 Effective Communications
  • HI History Elective
  • BA/BS Requirement
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3

  • HI 222 US History to 1865
  • ENCC 101 The Human Journey: Literature
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4

  • HI 223 US History Since 1865
  • HI History Elective
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas
  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 5


  • HI 301 Historical Method and Criticism

  • HI History Elective

  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective 



YEAR 3 SEMESTER 6


  • IL 302 Information Literacy for History [1 cr]

  • & HI 397 Senior Thesis Preparation [2 cr]  

  • OR HI 395 Special Seminar elective [3 cr]

  • HI History Elective 

  • Elective from B1 - B4 areas

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective



YEAR 4 SEMESTER 7


  • HI 396 Senior Seminar or HI 398 Senior Thesis

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective



YEAR 4 SEMESTER 8


  • HI History Elective

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective

  • Free Elective