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    May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

History Major (BA)

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Major Program

The major is organized into introductory survey courses, a methodology course, topical upper-level courses, and a capstone experience, taken in sequence. History majors may also select other programs, certificates, minors, and/or second majors that reflect their personal and career interests.


Major Requirements

A major in history consists of a minimum of nine courses: 


Outstanding students may choose to write a Departmental Honors Project rather than taking the Senior Seminar. These students apply to work with a faculty adviser (in the spring of the junior year), write a significant research paper based on primary source materials, and present it to the department for consideration. Note: students are given an Independent Study (HIST 5970) only when a Departmental Honors Project is converted mid-year.

Choose one course from the following:

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