Undergraduate Program

Requirements for a History Major

The undergraduate history major consists of at least 36 credits in the major field. Of these 36 credits, 15 must be in lower-division classes (numbered between 1130G and 2251G), 12 of the credits need to be in upper-division classes numbered 300 or above, and 6 of the credits need to be in upper-division classes numbered 400 or above. History majors must also complete History 398: the undergraduate capstone course in which they write an original research paper. All courses must be passed with grades of C or higher, and none may be taken on a S/U basis.

Many history majors wish to pursue a secondary education minor, which allows students to complete all of the coursework necessary to graduate with a teaching license as an undergraduate. The secondary education minor requires 27 credits; students must apply and be admitted to the teaching education program once they complete EDUC 3120 (Multicultural Education) and SPED 3105 (Introduction to Special Education). All of the other required classes for the minor can only be taken once the student is admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Students should apply to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the College of Education to pursue the remaining courses needed for secondary licensure.