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    Jul 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA

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Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history are supported by the History Help Center and the Kingsbury-Thomason Departmental Library, which can assist you with preparing for exams and writing papers. There are also opportunities for hands-on research with the Military History Center and the Texas State Historical Association.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements

Upper-level history courses, 18 hours

18 semester hours of advanced work (3000-4000 level), with at least one class in each Group (A, B and C):

Each student will choose a focus for his or her advanced course work by taking at least four courses in one of the three groups: Group A (U.S. history), Group B (European/Western history), or Group C (non-Western history). Students must take at least one course from each of the other two groups outside of their focus. Students must finish a history course with a grade of C or better for it to count toward the history major.

Group A: Advanced United States history

Group B: Advanced European history

Other course requirements





Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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