Bachelor of Arts-History

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree requires two years of the same foreign language (12 SCH) as part of the general-education requirements.  Two years of study in the same foreign language in high school may substitute for the first year (6 SCH) of the same language at the university level.  Students may not complete all bachelor’s degrees as a BA.  See the degree program listing for the programs that allow the BA option.

Degree Requirements

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Major Requirements 6
General Education Requirements42
HIST 1301United States History I 73
HIST 1302United States History II 73
HIST 2321World Civilization I 73
HIST 2322World Civilization II 73
HIST 419American Social and Intellectual History3
Select nine semester credit hours Upper-division United States History from the following:9
Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1492-1789
Sex, Swords, & Sorcery: The Medieval World in Anglo-American Film
The United States in the Twentieth Century
The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
Cultural History of Texas
Select nine semester credit hours Upper division European History from the following:9
The Ancient World
Augustus Caesar to Charlemagne: Europe in the First Millennium
Medieval Civilization
Renaissance and Reformation
History of Nazi Germany
Europe, 1920 to the Present
The World of King Arthur and Robin Hood
Select nine semester credit hours Upper Division World History from the following:9
Latin America-The Colonial Era
Modern Latin America
Voices of the Spanish Conquest in the Americas
The Culture and History of Mexico
Twentieth Century Asia
Upper-division History Electives6
Other Requirement:
Language Requirement (same Foreign Language) 812
Electives (as needed to satisfy minimum degree requirements including 54 semester credit hours of Upper Division Coursework)
Minimum grade of "C" required in all major courses
Minimum Hours for Degree120

Note: A minimum of 54 upper division hours (300 and 400 level courses) are required for this degree. Resident credit totaling 25% of the hours is required for the degree.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in three areas for graduation:  Overall GPA, Institutional GPA, and Major GPA.