The degree of Bachelor of Arts in History will be awarded upon the completion of the following requirements:
Beyond Core Requirements:
Students must complete a foreign language, which substitutes for the communication requirement in the core, and three semester hours in literature.
HIST 1301, 1302 – American History – six semester hours
HIST 3321, 3322 – World History – six semester hours
HIST 3390 – Historical Research – three semester hours
Advanced (4000- level) courses: six semester hours in U.S. History, six semester hours in World/Non-U.S. history, and another three semester hours in either U.S. or World/Non-U.S. history
HIST 4391: Capstone - three semester hours
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all history courses and a C or better in English 1301 and 1302.
An approved minor of eighteen semester hours with a grade of C or higher. Students are required to take HIST 1301, HIST 1302, and either HIST 3321 or HIST 3322. They must complete nine hours of advanced (4000-level) electives.
Sufficient approved electives to complete a total of 120 hours. Within the 120-semester hours program there must be a minimum of at least 119 semester hours of courses that may not include physical activity courses, health and wellness courses, and intern program courses.
BA/MA Fast-Track program
Truly outstanding, focused majors who know during the sophomore year that they want a master's degree in history may apply to the BA/MA Fast-Track program and complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in as little as five years.
Click the links below for our current degree plans. Students who began their course of study under previous degree plans are not obligated to meet the requirements of the degree plans shown here. History majors may keep the plan under which they entered the program.
Bachelor of Arts in History
Undergraduate History Courses (HIST)
1301 American History: History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
United States history from the revolutionary period through Reconstruction.
1301.60 Honors American History: History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
United States history from the revolutionary period through Reconstruction, designed especially for honors students.
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.
1302 American History: History of the United States, 1877 to Present
Unites States history from the post-Reconstruction period to the present.
1302.60 Honors American History: History of the United States, 1877 to Present
United States history from the post-Reconstruction period to the present, designed especially for honors students.
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.
2301 History of Texas
3301* Colonial America to c. 1820
3302* America from Jackson to c. 1877
3303* America from the Gilded Age to c. 1945
3321 World History to 1500
3322 World History since 1500
3390 Historical Research
4301 Native American History
4302 American West
4303 U.S. Expansion, 1763-1850
4304 The Old South
4305 American Slavery
4306 Women and Gender in American History
4307 American Presidency
4311 Colonial America
4312 American Revolution & Early National Era
4313 The Age of Jackson
4314 The American Civil War
4321 Sports in Modern America
4323 The Vietnam War
4331 Reconstruction and the Jim Crow South
4332 Gilded Age and Progressive Era
4333 U.S.: The Interwar Years
4335 Topics in History
Selected special topics in major areas of history: Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours credit when the topic varies.
4338 Ancient Greece and Rome
4339 Medieval Europe
4343 Renaissance and Reformation Europe
4344 Witchcraft and the Occult in Early Modern Europe
4345 Atlantic World, 1400-1750
4346 French Revolution and Napoleon
4347 The British Empire
4348 Victorian England
4349 19th-Century Europe
4350 20th-Century Europe
4351 World War I
4352 World War II
4353 Nazi Germany
4354 The Holocaust
4364 East Asia to 1800
4365 East Asia since 1800
4368 Middle East in the Twentieth Century
4390 Honors Program
A tutorial program for honors seniors. Admission by invitation only.
A required capstone course in which students refine their skills by analyzing primary and secondary sources, applying historical methods, and producing an original research paper. Prerequisite: Senior standing with HIST 3390.
4392 Internship in History
Practical experience in archives, museums, and historical sites under the direction of a member of the history faculty. Prerequisite: 18 hours of history courses, including HIST 3390; GPA 2.8 overall and 3.0 in history; and approval of department chair.
* These courses (3301, 3302, 3303) were developed specifically for teacher certification in the Social Studies Composite and may not be used to satisfy advanced (4000) history requirements in either history degree programs or the history minor.